A Durham man who was wanted in connection with an incident in which shots were fired at a home in January, was arrested Monday by police and U.S. Marshals after a six-hour standoff at a Brye Street house to which they had tracked him.
Linwood Fred Clay, 26, had holed up in the attic of the home in the 800 block of Brye Street when deputies from the marshals’ Joint Fugitive Task Force showed up there, marshals spokesman Chris Atwater said.
The task force includes Durham officers among its federal, state and local members, and they called for hostage negotiators and the department’s heavily armed Selective Enforcement Team because they believed Clay might kill himself or others.
The standoff began at midday and ended when Clay surrendered about 5:45 p.m., Atwater said.
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Authorities had been looking for Clay since a Jan. 28 incident on Woodcrest Street, they said.
Police were sent to a disturbance call that day, Atwater said, and found shell casings on the ground when they arrived. Clay also had fired shots inside the house before being driven away in a car, the marshals service said.
Durham police swore out arrest warrants charging Clay with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, kidnapping, firing into an occupied building and other offenses.
After the standoff, Atwater said, police took Clay to their offices. He was taken from there to a hospital, police spokesman Wil Glenn said.
Glenn declined to disclose why Clay had been hospitalized or where.