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Police arrest man after standoff along I-40

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Several police officers were seen with guns drawn along Interstate 40 in Cary early Wednesday morning.

Several police officers were seen with guns drawn along Interstate 40 in Cary early Wednesday morning.

Several police officers were seen with guns drawn along Interstate 40 in Cary early Wednesday morning while attempting to arrest a man.

The person apparently fled into a wooded area along the shoulder of the westbound lanes of I-40 near NC 54.

Police tried to persuade the suspect - a man allegedly involved in a domestic dispute overnight - to surrender, but the man told police he had a gun, which prompted a standoff.

The man apparently got caught in a thick briar patch during the standoff, making it impossible for a police dog to get to him.

Police apprehended the unidentified man around 7:30 a.m.

At least four Cary police patrol cars were parked along I-40 for several hours, but no lanes were closed.

Further details about the incident have not been released.

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