• Police: 2 arrested after 7-hour SWAT standoff in Stallings

    By: Kathryn Burcham


    UNION COUNTY, N.C. - Police in Union County have arrested two men after a 7-hour standoff Tuesday morning.

    Deputies told Channel 9 that the standoff began after a home invasion around 10 p.m. Monday at a home on Aurora Boulevard in Stallings.

    Channel 9 was there when SWAT officers brought 29-year-old Henry Clyburn out of the home around 5 a.m. His pants were pulled down and he appeared groggy -- possibly from tear gas. Deputies said they found him hiding in the attic.

    Police also arrested 26-year-old Wesley Baker earlier in the night. Both men were charged with burglary and kidnapping.

    Police said Baker and Clyburn broke into the house just before 10 p.m. Tuesday with a 15 and 12-year-old inside.

    The children called a family member who then called 911.

    When officers arrived, the men held the children hostage and refused to come out, according to police.

    Several rounds of tear gas were shot into the house before Clyburn surrendered with the 12-year-old. The 15-year-old escaped through a window, but Baker remained inside.

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