The CMPD SWAT Team was deployed this morning at 9am after an armed man barricaded himself inside a home in SouthEast Charlotte following a helicopter chase, according to police.
The stand-off occurred at 7719 Krefeld Glen Dr, just off Independence Blvd;
Out at the McAlpin Ridge Apartment Homes. Residents have been told there’s a man with a gun barricading himself inside an apartment. Standoff with SWAT has lasted hours. pic.twitter.com/tjg6WouYFN
— Tim Spears (@tspearstv) October 18, 2018
Here’s a video that a neighbor recorded of the standoff after they were forced to stay in their home;
Neighbors Caught In A Standoff
A resident of McAlphine Ridge Apartments shared this video of Charlotte police trying to arrest a man barricaded into an apartment. They followed the man there. A witness saw the suspect jump out of a car & run into an apartment. pic.twitter.com/XjSSndAPKr
— Ken (@kenlemonWSOC9) October 18, 2018
CMPD just released a statement which reads;
“On Thursday, October 18, 2018, at approximately 9:07 a.m., detectives from the Targeted Response and Apprehension (TRAP) Unit located Todd O’Brien Houston, DOB: 05/19/1988 at an apartment complex in the South Division and were attempting to serve 32 felony arrest warrants on him. Before detectives could apprehend him, Houston fled in a stolen vehicle. The Helicopter Units followed Houston until he pulled into an apartment complex on Krefeld Glen Drive. Houston exited the stolen vehicle, and the Helicopter Unit directed TRAP detectives to Houston’s location. TRAP detectives located Houston in a stairway armed with a handgun.
TRAP detectives set up a perimeter and began securing the scene. Residents were relocated as a precaution, and the members of the SWAT Team and Negotiators were notified and responded to the scene. Independence and South Division patrol officers also responded to the scene to assist.
After a standoff with SWAT and speaking with Negotiators, the suspect surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. Houston, who is a convicted felon, was found in possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number at the time of his arrest. Houston is currently being transported to police headquarters where he will be interviewed by detectives. Upon completion of the interview he will be transferred to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office for charges related to this incident.”