Report of Shots Fired During SWAT Standoff in SouthWest Charlotte


Over the past 24 hours, the Charlotte SWAT Team has been attempting to subdue an armed man who barricaded himself inside his SouthWest Charlotte home.

According to police, a number of agencies responded to a report of a man with a rifle in the Lions Gate community off South Tryon Street in SouthWest Charlotte yesterday afternoon. The Charlotte SWAT team was eventually called in and the entire neighborhood was barricaded while officers attempted to get the man inside the home to surrender.

At about 8:30am this morning, the man fired his rifle while officers were attempting to take the man into custody. No injuries have been reported from the shot.

Local school students who live in the area are being asked to get on a bus at the intersection of South Tryon and Lions Mane Street.

This is an ongoing investigation.