• Man taken into custody after SWAT situation at home in Catawba County


    CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - Officials said a man was taken into custody after a SWAT situation Thursday morning at a home in Catawba County.

    Channel 9 crews could see armored trucks, SWAT officers and negotiators at the home along Bolton Road.

    Officials said this started as a domestic situation nearby, when someone broke into a house. Officers were then led to another house nearby where they said a man barricaded himself inside. 

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    Investigators were using a loudspeaker to try to communicate with the man. They also broke out a window and threw a phone inside the home.

    It was after 6:30 a.m. when the SWAT team went into the home to arrest Luis Vidal.


    Charges are pending. Deputies said Vidal is wanted out of New York on a probation violation and on a felony charge in Lincoln County for possession of meth.

    Deputies said they removed a machete from the home. 

    Bolton Road was shut down for the investigation.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.

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