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Standoff ends peacefully in NE Charlotte

A man who held police at bay for more than 90 minutes Thursday morning surrendered without incident, authorities say.

The standoff ended shortly before noon at a house on Hunter Forest Drive, near the Hidden Valley community in northeast Charlotte.

It began when family members contacted police and said they feared the man might try to hurt himself. They also told police the man was armed. When officers arrived, the man refused to leave the house, so police called in a SWAT team.

Members of the team negotiated with the man, and he came out of the house shortly before noon. Several neighbors were asked to leave their homes briefly during the standoff.

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