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Man reportedly surrenders after stand off at Belmont pawn shop

SWAT in position outside pawn shop in Belmont
SWAT in position outside pawn shop in Belmont WBTV

The man barricaded inside a Belmont pawn shop in Gaston County this morning has reportedly surrendered to police. A second suspect was also taken into custody, reports the Observer’s news partner WBTV.

No one was injured.

Police and a SWAT team spent several hours negotiating with the suspect in the Mount Holly Gun and Pawn at East Henry Street in Belmont.

The standoff ended about 10:30 a.m. Police closed streets around the shop during the negotiations, snarling early morning traffic on Henry Street in Belmont.

Investigators say the break-in occurred around 5:30 a.m., WBTV reports.

Names of the two suspects have not been released.

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