Greensboro elementary school closed due to person barricaded inside nearby home

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Two schools in Greensboro are closed Monday following negotiations with a person barricaded inside a home.

Bessemer Elementary School on Huffine Mill Road and Gateway Education Center on Wendover Avenue are closed to students and staff.

A man was taken away Monday morning from the home on the 1000 block of Huffine Mill Road in an armored truck and traffic is moving through the area after more than 18 hours of being blocked off. People are now allowed back in their homes.

Officers were called to the 1000 block of Huffine Mill Road at about 5:13 p.m. Sunday. The first officer to arrive heard gunfire, according to a Greensboro police press release.

People from the home asked for help from the officers to flee the area and were assisted to a safe location.

Police said the initial investigation revealed the incident was a domestic disturbance and one armed person is still in the home.

Greensboro police said it does not currently appear that anyone was injured.

The man's identity is currently unknown.

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