Cliffside standoff after welfare check

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC  – Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies are currently in a standoff at a home on Cliffside Street in Rutherford County. Deputies were called for a welfare check at the home around 6:45 p.m.

When they arrived on-scene around 7:10 p.m., shots were fired from the home and hit two of the sheriff’s office’s vehicles. No one was injured. The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department is assisting.

Deputies are still on-scene in a standoff situation and are attempting to negotiate with the man for him to come outside.