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Feds: Gang member target of search near Mayfaire

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Law enforcement is searching near Mayfaire for a suspect who ran while they were trying to serve warrants.

Bob Becker, Resident Agent in Charge with the US Department of Homeland Security says the warrants are part of a Immigrations and Custom Enforcement case.

Investigators say they were trying to serve warrants on two men who are known members of the MS13 gang. Becker says they took one of the men into custody, but another took off. He says the man they are looking for is Hispanic and has been deported a number of times.

Becker says the suspect is not believed to be armed. The search is now focused on woods behind Regal Mayfaire Cinemas.

Around 2:30 p.m., officers released a perimeter set up in a neighborhood behind the Harris Teeter in Mayfaire. Lockdowns at nearby schools were also ended.

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