SWAT standoff at northeast Charlotte apartment complex ends peaceully

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A man was taken into custody after a SWAT standoff at an apartment complex Thursday morning in northeast Charlotte.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers were called about 4:30 a.m. to the 2000 block of Prospect Drive, Hunters Pointe Apartments, about a welfare check. Family members who were inside the apartment said there was a male relative inside with a gun and was refusing to leave, according to police.

When officers arrived the man, later identified as 32-year-old Lamont Mayhew, barricaded himself inside of the apartment.

Officers blocked off the area surrounding the Hunters Pointe Apartments, off Prospect Drive near Interstate 85 in the Hidden Valley neighborhood about 5:15 a.m. Residents were asked to evacuate.

The standoff ended about 7:25 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Police have released few details, but did say that the incident started as a domestic situation about a man making potentially serious threats. Police confirmed children were inside the unit.

Mayhew was armed, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

MEDIC as well as the Charlotte Fire Department were also on scene.

Photos from the scene.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the bus stop for students at Hunters Pointe Apartments had to be moved to Tom Hunter Road and Reagan Drive due to the stand off.

Mayhew was taken in to custody to be interviewed and  transferred to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, according to police.

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