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UPDATE: Hostage situation ends peacefully

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Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office were called Friday around lunchtime to respond to reports of a man barricading himself inside a home. Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office were called Friday around lunchtime to respond to reports of a man barricading himself inside a home.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A scary situation has ended peacefully Friday afternoon, after a man who originally held his wife hostage surrendered to deputies.

Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office were called Friday around lunchtime to respond to reports of a man barricading himself inside a home.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies arrived to the home on Gladiolus Drive around 11:30 a.m.

NHCSO spokesperson Sgt. Jerry Brewer said the incident began as a hostage situation.

Brewer said a man in his 70s was holding his wife hostage with a gun. According to officials, the wife was able to get away, but now the man is holed up in the house with a gun.

As of Friday afternoon the scene has been cleared, and the man who barricaded himself in the home, has been taken to the hospital for psychological evaluation.

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