POLICE: Standoff situation over, subject dead


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There was a heavy police presence in the Wrightsville Ave/Oleander Drive area Tuesday evening.   WPD closed the road between Wrightsville Ave. to Rodgersville Rd.

A spokeswoman says just after 7pm, they got a domestic call regarding a house on the 6300 block of Wrightsville Ave.  Surrounding homes were evacuated.  Police say they were alerted that male inside home had a weapon.

WPD says they tried to communicate with the subject but he would not comply.  Our reporter at the scene heard negotiator attempt to talk to subject via megaphone.  They say when they entered the home, they found the subject deceased but have not said the cause of death.  The identity is withheld until family is notified.

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