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Baby rescued, 2 in custody following SWAT standoff in NC

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — SWAT members and an armored vehicle were called to an east Charlotte apartment complex early Monday morning after police said robbery suspects had barricaded themselves inside.

Dozens of officers descended on the Stanford Reserve Luxury Apartments, just off Albemarle Road, before 5 a.m. after receiving information that two men who had robbed a Sam’s Mart at gunpoint were inside one of the units.

The apartments were placed on lockdown as SWAT members surrounded the complex on Kelston Place.

Police told WSOC those suspects had barricaded themselves inside a unit, and that a baby was inside that unit alone with them.

Read more: WSOC