SWAT standoff in Winston-Salem ends, suspect arrested

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A standoff in Winston-Salem involving officers and the county’s SWAT team is over, officials have confirmed.

During the investigation, officers blocked Burke Mill Road at Kimel Park Drive in Winston-Salem.

The standoff started shortly after 2 p.m. Around 3:30 p.m., officers confirmed the suspect was in custody.

Winston-Salem police said they responded to an assault on female in progress at a home at 3254 Burke Mill Road.

A woman told them she was assaulted by a man who struck her, dragged her by her hair, and pointing a handgun at her head, threatening to kill her.

Officers said they received information that the suspect, 26-year-old Hugo Duarte Armente, was hiding in the attic of the victim’s residence and was still armed with a handgun.

Authorities said the Winston-Salem Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics Team responded and conducted a tactical search of the residence after trying to make contact with Armante.

Police said Armente was eventually found hiding in a corner of the attic and taken into custody. Authorities said the suspect’s trial date and bond for the chargers are pending.

Burke Mill Road remains blocked in both directions, however it should reopen soon.

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