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Wilmington Police Department end downtown standoff in arrest of murder suspect

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After several hours in a standoff, The Wilmington Police Department has arrested Andrew Bernard Adams, a murder suspect at a house at 815 N. 6th Street.

According to Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evalgelous, Adams is suspected to be involved in the death investigation that began earlier Friday. Investigators discovered a woman’s body burried in the yard of a home at 1115 Cowan St. Evangelous says Adams is a convicted serial rapist.

According to Police Department spokesperson Lucy Crockett, the U.S. Marshall Violent Fugitive Task Force was attempting to serve a warrant to Adams suspect when he barricaded himself inside the house.

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