Suspect arrested after SWAT situation unfolds at apartment building in south Charlotte

Updated: May. 23, 2019 at 11:28 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Multiple Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) and SWAT officers responded to a situation at an apartment complex in south Charlotte Thursday afternoon.

The incident began around 10 a.m. at the Aurea Station apartments on Winter Oaks Lane off of Sharon Road West near South Boulevard.

Police said they were serving a felony warrant on Luis Pineda-Ancheta, 37, who had several outstanding charges including some for kidnapping, strangulation and assault on a female, all of which took place during a domestic violence incident on May 21.

CMPD first attempted to make contact with Pineda-Ancheta but were unsuccessful, at which point the SWAT team and negotiators were sent to the scene. Medic and the Charlotte Fire Department also responded, and citizens were asked to avoid the area.

Following a standoff that went on for over nine hours, Pineda-Ancheta was apprehended at around 7 p.m. on Thursday evening. Officials stated that he had eluded arrest up until that point by moving behind the walls inside the apartment building from one residence to the next.

After being detained, he was taken to the hospital due to a medical issue. When he was released he was interviewed and then charged for crimes related to the incident.

On Friday, a judge set Pineda-Ancheta’s bond at $45,000 and ordered him to wear an electronic monitor.

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