Arrest made in SWAT standoff in southwest Charlotte

- A wanted man barricaded himself inside a southwest Charlotte home Monday afternoon leading to a SWAT situation.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers found Mark Belton who was a passenger inside a vehicle and had several outstanding warrants.

Officers followed the vehicle until it stopped at the 8800 block of Steelechase Drive where Belton ran out of the car into a home.

Belton proceeded to barricade himself and refused to come out. Members of the SWAT and Negotiators responded to the scene.

Nearby residents were evacuated as well.

After a standoff with SWAT Belton surrendered himself to officers.

Belton and the resident of the home he ran into were known to one another, according to officers.
 

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