The life of an NFL quarterback is pretty boring – at least on the field.
The same can’t be said for the home life of Carolina Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson, at least not on Thursday as the signal caller found himself in the midst of a police standoff near his home in Charlotte.
Up early (a little too early, for my tastes) Anderson began live-tweeting the unfolding events which included SWAT members and negotiation teams:
Although Anderson had to head to practice before seeing a resolution, the SWAT standoff did eventually end with one man being arrested.
The scary scene was reportedly caused due to a car jacking which had taken place hours before:
The arrest was made about 6:30 a.m., but police SWAT team members continued searching the building for two more hours, looking for a possible second suspect. There was no word of a second arrest.
Officer Keith Trietley, a spokesman for CMPD, said the series of events began shortly after 1 a.m., when police were called about a robbery in the 2100 block of Diamond Creek Circle, in southwest Charlotte near South Tryon Street and Interstate 485. A woman told police her vehicle was stolen at gunpoint, Trietley said.
Thankfully nobody was hurt in the process and all ended peacefully.
H/T The Big Lead