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Raleigh police spend evening on Garner Road

Posted March 15, 2012 9:31 p.m. EDT
Updated March 15, 2012 11:05 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police waited outside Wayside Apartments on Garner Road near Chavis Park Thursday for almost nine hours as a resident there refused to talk to them.

Capt. Andy Murr said police arrived about 2 p.m. to serve an involuntary mental commitment order, but the man in question refused to come outside. 

“The subject displayed a knife, retreated into his apartment and barricaded the door," Murr said.

Just after 10 p.m., police fired gas canisters through a window, and the man walked to the door. He was unarmed and was taken for a mental evaluation.