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Two officers were injured, including one who was bitten by a dog, while taking a man wanted in North Carolina into custody in Groton on Friday morning. (Published Friday, July 10, 2015)

Two officers were injured, including one who was bitten by a dog, while taking a man wanted in North Carolina into custody in Groton on Friday morning.

Police said Barcardi Paige Robinson, 24, ran from authorities and broke into a home before they took him into custody. He was wanted in Fayetteville, North Carolina, for several offenses, including two gunpoint robberies and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Groton Town Police and U.S. Marshals went to 435 Burningtree Drive in Groton to arrest him Friday morning. When authorities arrived, Robinson jumped from a second-floor window and fled to a home on Driftwood Circle, police said. He broke into a stranger's home while police from several departments set up a perimeter.

Police said Robinson had no apparent connection to the family who lives there, and officers helped one resident escape through a window. A second resident escaped on his or her own while the suspect was still inside.

Someone fired gunshots at one point during the pursuit. It's not clear who fired them.

Police used reverse 911 to alert residents to stay inside their homes until the incident was over.

Robinson was taken into custody and faces nearly a dozen charges of out Groton, including kidnapping, home invasion, burglary, robbery, two counts of assault on an officer, larceny and drug and weapons violations.

He will also be charged in North Carolina as a fugitive from justice.

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