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CMPD: Officers talked to suspect before he shot at them

The suspect was taken to a hospital for evaluation after he was taken into custody by SWAT officers, police said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man accused of firing shots at Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers Thursday night was arrested, police said. 

CMPD officers responded to a call for someone in crisis on Hunting Ridge Lane in east Charlotte a little after 11:30 p.m. When officers got to the area, CMPD says the officers began to talk to the suspect before he shot at them. SWAT agents were called in as backup and the situation was de-escalated without further incident. 

CMPD officers made a perimeter of the area to ensure there was no threat to the community before SWAT arrived. The suspect was taken to a Charlotte hospital to receive treatment via court order. 

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CMPD has not identified the person who was taken into custody or announced any charges. No officers fired their weapons during the incident, CMPD said. 

The investigation is active and ongoing to determine what charges the suspect will face. Any person with information about this incident is asked to call CMPD's Crime Stoppers tip line at 704-334-1600. 

The suspect, who hasn't been identified, was taken into custody. CMPD has not announced any charges at this time. 

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