Man in Custody After East Charlotte SWAT Standoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The man responsible for causing a standoff with police in east Charlotte is in custody. Police say they got a call around 8 a.m. in reference to a disturbance on Gulfstream Court. When they arrived on scene, they found a man making threats against officers. The man barricaded himself inside of his residence for several hours while members of the SWAT Team and negotiators tried to get him to surrender. 

Police say the man had a long history of mental health issues. He has been taken to a mental health facility to receive treatment. His name is not being released at this time.