Bragg Barricaded Soldier Surrenders After Evacuation

In this Sept. 12, 2011 file photo, generals salute during an installation ceremony at the U.S Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., one the Army's three major command headquarters. The Army is scouting large cities in 2018 to find a home for a fourth command headquarters, one that would be near experts in technology and innovation who can help focus on the Army's future. The site is expected to be announced by the end of June 2018. (Jim R. Bounds/AP Photo)
In this Sept. 12, 2011 file photo, generals salute during an installation ceremony at the U.S Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., one the Army's three major command headquarters. The Army is scouting large cities in 2018 to find a home for a fourth command headquarters, one that would be near experts in technology and innovation who can help focus on the Army's future. The site is expected to be announced by the end of June 2018. (Jim R. Bounds/AP Photo)

A soldier who barricaded himself inside a house Saturday night surrendered after several hours of negotiation, according to Tom McCollum, a public affairs officer for Fort Bragg.

"Everything ended peacefully," McCollum said.

The incident, which was reported after 5 p.m., ended by 11:20 p.m. Saturday, McCollum said.

The soldier's wife and children left the house when military police arrived after 5 p.m. on Charlotte Street, according to McCollum.

McCollum identified the soldier as a member of Army Special Operations command.

As a precaution, the Fort Bragg military police evacuated 8 to 10 houses, he said. Residents were allowed to go back to their homes immediately after the soldier surrendered, officials at the scene said.

"Right now, Fayetteville and Harnett County negotiators are talking to the soldier and his chain of command is talking to him," McCollum said.

"It's all in negotiations and talking to the soldier at this time," McCollum said.

He said no injuries were reported and no shots fired, he said.

Trained negotiators with Harnett County and Fayetteville were talking to the soldier as late as 11 p.m., McCollum said.

This article is written by Rodger Mullen from The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. and was legally licensed via the Tribune Content Agency through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

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