FIRST ON 9: Standoff in Lenoir Co. as home next door went up in flames

LaGrange, N.C. (WNCT)- A veteran suffering from PTSD was involved in a standoff with Lenoir County law enforcement officers Thursday, while an abandoned home burned next door.

Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram said they got a call around 4 p.m. for a voluntary commitment. When they arrived, the man inside said he would shoot anyone that came in. This all happened on Paul’s Path Road in LaGrange.

Ingram said this wasn’t the first time the man did something like this, which is why officials were cautious in handling the situation.

 

While law enforcement officers were dealing with this, an abandoned home, which fire crews couldn’t get to until the situation was resolved, went up in flames.

After two hours, the man came outside and was taken into custody. No charges will be filed, as he was taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Ingram said the fire burning next door made the situation even more tricky.

“We’ve got the fire department also on stand by from La Grange and their not able to get up to do what they need to do for safety reasons,” he said.

There is no connection between the standoff and the fire next door. In the end, no one was injured

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