Suspect in custody after standoff with SWAT at Midtown Motor Inn

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Gastonia Police Department 

A man wanted on multiple charges is now in custody following a standoff situation with SWAT and Gastonia Police at a local motel early Friday morning. 

According to Gastonia Police, officers received a call at 4:40 a.m. regarding a person with outstanding warrants staying at the Midtown Motor Inn located at 210 S Chester Street.

The location was secured and negotiations began after the person was not cooperative, police said. 

The Bomb Squad was also called in to assist. S York Street and 2nd Street were briefly closed on Friday as authorities worked to communicate with the wanted suspect and serve the warrant. 

William David Anders, 29, was taken into custody Friday morning and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and breaking entering.