SWAT situation in southeast Charlotte ends after person surrenders

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Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 10:26 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2023 at 10:46 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A SWAT situation that began in southeast Charlotte Friday morning has come to an end after the person surrendered, authorities said..

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, members of the department’s SWAT team assisted officers on Wheeler Drive for a barricaded person. This is off Rama Road and near Rama Road Elementary School.

Officers said the person surrendered shortly after 10:30 a.m. and was taken into custody without incident.

There was no immediate information on what led to the standoff and possible charges the person may face.

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