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Bragg barricaded soldier surrenders after evacuation

March 4, 2019

A soldier who barricaded himself inside a house Saturday night surrendered after several hours of negotiation, according to Tom McCollum, a public affairs officer for Fort Bragg.

“Everything ended peacefully,” McCollum said.

According to the Fayetteville Observer, the incident was reported after 5 p.m. and ended by 11:20 p.m. Saturday.

The soldier’s wife and children left the house when military police arrived after 5 p.m. on Charlotte Street, according to McCollum.

McCollum identified the soldier as a member of Army Special Operations command.

As a precaution, the Fort Bragg military police evacuated 8 to 10 houses, he said. Residents were allowed to go back to their homes immediately after the soldier surrendered, officials at the scene said.

“Right now, Fayetteville and Harnett County negotiators are talking to the soldier and his chain of command is talking to him,” McCollum said.

“It’s all in negotiations and talking to the soldier at this time,” McCollum said.

He said no injuries were reported and no shots fired.