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Neighborhood evacuated after man barricades himself inside home, police say

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GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Gastonia reported to a home on E. 5th Avenue in Gastonia after a man fired shots at officers Wednesday morning.

The incident was reported around 9 a.m. on the 200 block of 5th Avenue, according to the Gastonia Police Department.

Police tell WBTV they went to a home to serve mental commitment papers on a man they frequently deal with.

Homes and businesses in the area were evacuated as a precaution.

The man was taken into custody just before 11 a.m., according to police.

No injuries were reported.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes.

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