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Wheeling Man Behind Bars After Standoff at National Road Apartment Building

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A Wheeling man was arrested after a short standoff at an apartment building on National Road on Sunday night.

A large number of police officers responded to the 1100 block of National Road shortly before midnight after a caller said his neighbor had a gun in the foyer. When police arrived, they reportedly found Michael R. Knight in his apartment, holding a gun and a flashlight.

Refusing to stand down, Knight allegedly pointed the gun at officers with his finger on the trigger. After several orders, he finally dropped the gun and was taken to the ground and arrested by officers.

According to a press release, two handguns, a shotgun, and ammunition was seized. Knight is facing two counts of wanton endangerment.