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Released: 3/24/2009 Who do I contact? Theresa Chance
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At approximately 1045 hours, Fayetteville Police took 24-year old Jason N. Johnson into custody ending an eight hour standoff with police.


Fayetteville Police were initially called at 0210 hours regarding a domestic disturbance at Chason Ridge Apartments.  Upon responding to the call, officers located Johnson who fled from Police and climbed into a second story apartment.  Johnson then obtained a shotgun and fired at police before locking himself inside a bathroom in the apartment.  Police returned fire at Johnson, he was not wounded.   


A hostage negotiator from the Police Department as well as the Emergency Response Team was called to the scene to attempt communications with Johnson.  After failed attempts to make contact, the Cumberland County Bomb Squad was called in to aid in negotiations.  A “robot” normally used for bomb threats, was sent into the apartment which allowed officers a means of communication with Johnson. 


After many hours spent negotiating with Johnson, he surrendered to Police Officers.  Johnson was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment of a superficial wound on his left wrist.  It is not known at this time, how Johnson received his wound. 


Currently, the Fayetteville Police Detectives are working with military authorities and are in the process of obtaining warrants for the following:

            -Multiple charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill

            -1 charge of Firing into Occupied Property

            -1 charge of Felony Breaking and Entering


Chief Tom Bergamine stated “I am very proud of the professionalism displayed by the District Commanders, Emergency Response Team, Cumberland County Bomb Squad, and Fort Bragg Officials during this incident.”  “I am pleased to have this incident end in a peaceful manner.”

Further information will be released when it becomes available. 




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