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Standoff near Briar Creek and Commonwealth ends without injury

A brief standoff that caused the evacuation of an apartment complex near Briar Creek Road and Commonwealth Avenue ended without injury Friday morning.

Dustin Osborne, 28, has been charged with assault on a female and assault by pointing a gun after a brief standoff with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Police Lt. Christian Wagner said officers responded to the 3000 block of Uxbridge Woods Court after a 911 call about a domestic assault came in around 5:45 a.m.

When officers arrived, the victim told police that Osborne was inside the apartment and possibly had a firearm. Officers were unable to make contact with Osborne and requested backup.

Wagner said residents were notified of the situation as a precaution, and portions of Commonwealth and Briar Creek were closed to through traffic.

Members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s SWAT Team set up a perimeter and were able to make contact with Osborne. He was arrested without incident a short time later, according to CMPD officials.

Wagner said it was unclear what the relationship between Osborne and the victim was, or whether Osborne lived at that address.

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