• Youth baseball players hide in dugouts during search for wanted man

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    INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. - In the middle of a youth baseball all-star tournament game Tuesday night, the players had to take shelter as officers swarmed the field and surrounding area, armed with rifles and accompanied by K-9s.

    At one point, players from two teams were told to hide under the benches in their dugouts at Edna Love Park in Indian Trail.

    Union County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the precaution was taken in response to a hunt for a man who took off running when deputies attempted to serve a warrant.

    Eyewitness News anchor Paul Boyd was at the park when the deputies arrived and got some video of the scene.

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    Multiple parents told Channel 9 they saw a shirtless man with tattoos walking through the park – a man deputies say matched the description of the man officers were searching for. The sheriff's office did not name the person they were searching for, and only said they were serving a warrant when the man took off running.

    Authorities said the wanted man was last seen headed toward a wooded area next to the park. They have not said if he has been captured.

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