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After shooting at cops, man slips out the back door during 2-hour standoff, NC cops say

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A noise complaint led to an hours-long standoff in North Carolina on Sunday, media outlets report.

Officers with the Haw River and Graham police departments responded to a noise complaint in Haw River around 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, according to WFMY.

As the officers approached the house, police say, Dustin Eller came outside and fired a gun before going back inside, WFMY reported.

After a nearly 2-hour long standoff, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office special response team arrived at the house and used chemical munitions to try to get Eller to come out, WXII reported.

But police say when authorities raided the home, they found Eller had escaped through a back door and into the woods, according to WGHP.

Police say a handgun was found in his home and officials are unsure if he is still armed, WXII reported.

Eller, 34, is wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, WGHP reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office or the Graham Police Department, WFMY reported.

Haw River is about 54 miles from Raleigh.

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Bailey Aldridge is a reporter covering real-time news in North and South Carolina. She has a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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