• Man arrested after SWAT situation in Monroe

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    UNION COUNTY, N.C. - Police have arrested a man after a SWAT situation shut down part of a Monroe neighborhood for hours Tuesday night.

    Officers had to block off Fletcher Broome Road at Corinth Church Road after police tried to serve a warrant on Timothy Eller.

    They found writings and drawings that suggested Eller meant to harm them, so SWAT was called in.

    Police said Eller had a pellet gun and they arrested him without anyone being seriously hurt.

    Eller was charged with communicating threats and misdemeanor stalking.

    The roads in the neighborhood were reopened before midnight.

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