Durham News

June 30, 2014

Durham standoff with suspect closes street for five hours

A hour standoff that grew out of a police call about domestic violence closed South Roxboro Street in Durham for about five hours early Monday until tactical officers went into a house and arrested a suspect, police said.

Tactical police officers spent about five hours early Monday outside a South Roxboro Street home after a domestic violence call evolved into a standoff with a man who refused to surrender, police said.

Patrol officers were called to the house in the 900 block about 12:15 a.m., spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

A woman in the house was released shortly after police arrived, Michael said, but a man refused to come out when police ordered him to.

The department’s Selective Enforcement Team was called in, and those officers went into the house to arrest the man about 5 a.m., Michael said.

Police closed South Roxboro Street between Enterprise and Chestnut streets during the incident.

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