Man arrested for pointing a gun at deputies in Fuquay-Varina standoff

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Friday, June 26, 2020
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The Wake County Sheriff's Office said Michael Wilson barricaded himself inside a home on South Mian Street for several hours, pointing a weapon at deputies.

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Georgia man was arrested in a standoff in Fuquay-Varina on Thursday.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office said Michael Wilson barricaded himself inside a home on South Main Street for several hours, pointing a weapon at deputies when they entered the home. Wilson, of Glenfield, Georgia, told deputies that he refused to surrender peacefully.

Tactical units deployed tear gas inside the home to end the standoff. Wilson was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer by pointing a gun. More charges are pending.

Wilson is being held at the Wake County Detention Center.