SWAT situation in northeast Charlotte ends peacefully

That situation on Rockwell Boulevard West, just off Sugar Creek Road, ended around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday after about two hours.
Police couldn’t say how many people were taken into custody. Officers added that no one was injured.
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 5:29 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - SWAT team members wrapped up a barricade call overnight at a home in northeast Charlotte.

That situation at a home on Rockwell Boulevard West, just off Sugar Creek Road, ended around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday after nearly three hours.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers responded around 11:30 p.m. Monday for a domestic violence call.

When officers arrived, they were told a man had been in a fight with a family member and was inside the home with a gun threatening suicide, according to the CMPD.

Around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers were lining the streets around the neighborhood. Warrants were obtained for domestic violence simple assault, as well as an involuntary commitment order based on the circumstances, officers said.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s SWAT team responded and one of those officers could be heard talking over a loudspeaker trying to convince those inside to surrender.

“Think about your friends,” the officer was heard saying. “We’re not going to hurt you; we’re here for your family.”

After a few hours of police urging those inside to come out safely, that’s exactly what happened.

Police said they made one arrest and served one involuntary commitment order. Officers added that no one was injured.

WBTV has reached out to the CMPD for more information. Download the free WBTV News app for more on the incident once we get further details.