Hostage situation — SWAT incident at Hilltop Apartments in North Carolina

SWAT incident at Hilltop Apartments in North Carolina — A person barricaded himself inside an apartment with a reported hostage in Catawba County after a woman was shot Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened around 4:15 p.m. at the Hilltop Apartments on 18th Street Place NW in Longview. Officials said the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team was called in to assist.

There is no word on the condition of the woman who was shot and no names have been released.

Deputies have also not given any details about the person barricaded in the apartment or the hostage he allegedly has with him.

Eyewitness News reporter Dave Faherty said there is a heavy police presence at the Hilltop Apartments on 18th Street NW in the town of Longview.

Channel 9 is reaching out to authorities to find out what led up to the shooting, how badly the woman is hurt and if they’re evacuating any residents from the apartment complex.

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