Standoff with armed man in Carrboro ends after more than 24 hours

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A standoff in Carrboro ended just after 4 p.m. Thursday, more than 24 hours after it started.

Police used tear gas to get into the man's home and took him into custody, Carrboro officials said.


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The standoff started at 4 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Laurel Avenue.

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Police said an armed man had locked himself inside his home.

When officers got there, they set up a command post and began evacuating neighboring homes.

The residents who were forced to leave their homes were set up with a hotel room, police said.

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