Man arrested following hours-long standoff with police near NC Music Factory

Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 5:53 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man was arrested Tuesday morning after an hours-long standoff near the NC Music Factory.

Robert Andrew Rios, 35, was taken into custody and charged with a series of crimes, including aggravated assault with a gun, aggravated assault on a female, discharging a firearm to enclose or incite fear and communicating threats.

Police say they responded to a domestic violence call around 8 p.m. Monday evening on NC Music Factory Boulevard.

Officials say a man got into an argument with his girlfriend and then shot a round into his apartment floor.

As officers approached the home, the front door was closed and they knocked on the door, according to police.

Rios came to the door, and officers asked to see his hands and Rios showed them a gun.

He then barricaded himself in the house for hours.

Officers immediately moved to positions of cover, established a perimeter, and SWAT officers, as well as negotiators, responded and made multiple attempts to make contact, according to police.

Shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday, after speaking with negotiators, Rios peacefully surrendered to SWAT officers.

A woman was able to get out of the apartment safely.

The man surrounded after CMPD SWAT threw a flash bomb on his balcony.

Police did not say if there will be any charges filed.

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