Update: Suspect identified from Saturday standoff in Winterville

WINTERVILLE, NC – Winterville Police have now identified the man they say led to a standoff in the Manchester subdivision on Saturday night.

According to police, 32-year-old Safraz Abrahim assaulted a woman and interfered with her calling 911. The woman and children inside were let out of the house, but Abrahim barricaded himself inside, refusing to come out.

Eventually, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Special Response Team was called in to assist.

Abrahim now faces the following charges: resisting a public officer, interference with emergency community, misdemeanor child abuse, and assault on a female.

He’s being held under no bond until his first court appearance on Monday.


Pitt County authorities responded to a Winterville home after a domestic-violence call. The call came in just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Winterville Police, along with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Manchester subdivision off of Forlines Rd. Authorities blocked off Westminster Dr. near Alexandria Ln.

According to Winterville Police, one female was assaulted. After letting the female and children out of the house, the suspect barricaded himself inside the home. The Special Response Team (SRT) was then called in to assist.

The man eventually came out of the home voluntarily. The name of the suspect has yet to be released.

Winterville Police say he is facing domestic assault, child endangerment, and misuse of 911 charges.

Be sure to stay with WNCT for more details as they become available.


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