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.
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Investigators say the break-in occurred around 5:30 a.m., WBTV reports.
Names of the two suspects have not been released.