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Police arrest suspect  in vehicle break-in


 A man who broke into a vehicle and later barricaded himself in a carport storage room was subdued by taser after wielding a knife, the Fayetteville Police Department said.

Officers responded to a call  in the 1300 block of Hope Mills Road at 9 a.m.  March 8 about a man with a knife sitting in a resident’s car. The man left the scene while carrying a large fixed-blade knife and yelling incoherently, the caller told police.

While officers were investigating this incident, the man's behavior prompted additional calls from other people in the area, according to a news release. 

One of the callers said a man armed with a knife was entering the property of the caller’s neighbor.

Officers found the man barricaded in the carport storage room of a home in the 2000 block of Buckhorn Road.  

Officers were able to call the man out of the storage room. The man exited the storage room toward officers while holding the knife. An officer deployed a taser, which proved effective in safely taking the man into custody, police say. 

Christopher Walker, 38, was charged with going armed to the terror of the public; misdemeanor breaking and entering; and breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. He is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $15,000 secured bond. 

If you have a concern about suspicious activity in your community, call 911. You can also submit anonymous tips to CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477) or  http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org

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