Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say an early morning robbery Tuesday is what led to a SWAT stand off in the University City area, with a suspect barricaded in a home.
Four suspects were taken into custody. Their names and any charges were not yet released Tuesday morning.
Investigators say officers responded at 1:43 a.m. Tuesday to an armed robbery call from person on Education Way, involving multiple suspects that had fled in a vehicle.
Officers located the suspect vehicle and immediately attempted to conduct a felony traffic stop. However, the suspects refused to stop and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspects then jumped and ran from the vehicle near Whittersham Drive, officials said.
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The K-9 Unit tracked the suspects to a residence in the 10500 block of Whittersham Drive. Officers convinced three of the suspects to surrender peacefully. They were immediately detained and are currently being interviewed by University City Division Detectives.
A fourth individual refused to comply and barricaded himself inside. SWAT negotiators convinced the final suspect to surrender a surrendered a short time later, around 9 a.m. The suspect was subsequently transported to the University City Division to be interviewed by Detectives.
As further information develops it will be sent by Public Affairs. For additional information about the robbery incident, please refer to CMPD report number 20170214-0143-01.