Garner Police say standoff at home near middle school is over; suspect in custody

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Monday, June 26, 2023
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A person is in custody after a standoff at a home that led a nearby Garner school to go into code yellow Monday afternoon.

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- A person is in custody after a standoff that led a Garner school to go into code yellow Monday afternoon.

Police tried to serve a warrant to an uncooperative person about 3:30 p.m. Monday at home in the 400 block of Avery Street. Police eventually coaxed the person out of the home.

Police said five other people were in the home but they were able to leave sometime before the standoff ended. Police did not say whether they were family members.

North Garner Middle School was on a code yellow community lockdown as a cautionary measure.

Officers diverted carpool traffic to Curtis Street at the gym.

School officials said all students are safe.

A community lockdown means that all exterior doors of the school are locked, and no one is allowed to enter or exit the building. Students are permitted to move between classrooms and the school operates as usual with the exception of no outside activities.

School administrators, Garner police and the Wake Schools Security Team were actively monitoring the situation, a school official said.

The subject of the warrant refused to come out, police said. That person is now in custody and Avery Street will soon be reopened.

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