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Early morning standoff leads to arrest of armed man


An officer spotted a wanted man in a red Dodge Magnum just after 3 a.m. Saturday.  

Carlos Blair is a 42 year old man who had an arrest warrant issued from the Department of Corrections. Police say he was also known to carry a firearm.

Police saw Blair at the intersection of 12th Street and Third Avenue Southeast. 

He then made a few turns before ditching the vehicle and running into an apartment at 1127 3rd Avenue Southeast. 

Officers then detained the passenger inside the car and pursued Blair.

Police called in a response unit to surround the building after finding a 9mm pistol magazine nearby. 

A standoff ensued until a search warrant was served at 7:30 that morning.

Blair is facing weapons charges in addition to the department of corrections warrant after police found him with a pistol inside the apartment.

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