Some evacuated, man detained after standoff lasts hours in Knightdale, officials say

Wake County News

KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (WNCN) — Some neighbors were briefly evacuated as a man was barricaded inside a home in Knightdale for hours on Sunday, officials said.

The incident was first reported around 11:30 a.m. at a home near the intersection of Laurens Way and Tallula Lane, according to a Knightdale official.

Knightdale police first tried to arrest the man who had active warrants.

“As they tried to enter the home, the subject claimed he was armed with a firearm and refused to come out of the residence,” the Wake County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Members of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team and the Knightdale Police Department then set up a perimeter around the home, the news release said.

Residents were briefly evacuated from the area, a sheriff’s office news release said.

The man was taken into custody after a two-hour standoff after he came out of the home and “was struck by a less lethal round,” the news release said.

No other details were available.

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