WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington Police know that diffusing dangerous situations is no easy feat. Thursday night, they were involved in a standoff at a home that began after a domestic assault sent a woman to the hospital.
Officers say James Hall, 66, was holed up inside the home. After five hours, they managed to bring Hall out using some methods that proved to be beneficial.
"Our goal is a peaceful resolution to any situation we respond to," said Lt. David Yanacek with the WPD Crisis Negotiation Team.
Yanacek says the team tried to contact the suspect inside the house by using a public address system on the SWAT team vehicle.
At Thursday night's scene, WECT reporters could hear negotiators saying repeatedly that they wanted to help the man.