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Man surrenders after standoff that blocked interstate ramp

December 19, 2018

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say no one was injured after a standoff shut down an interstate ramp for more than an hour Wednesday in central Arkansas.

Little Rock police say the incident began when officers responded to a report of shots being fired at a Walmart parking lot in west Little Rock. No one was struck by gunfire, but police said a man then got into a white SUV with two children and drove off.

Officers pursued the man onto Interstate 430 in North Little Rock, and he eventually stopped on an exit ramp. A nearby elementary school was put on lockdown as a precaution, but police said the man eventually surrendered without incident. The two children in the vehicle weren’t harmed.

Authorities have not yet released the man’s name.

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