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After-school activities cancelled at Winburn Middle School after arrest incident

Winburn Middle School was put on heightened alert Thursday afternoon when a man refused to come out of his home as Lexington police were serving an arrest warrant.

An email was sent to parents after the school was notified about the situation, which closed Winburn Drive to traffic. Parent Night and all after-school activities were cancelled, the email said.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said the Robbery/Homicide Unit was executing an arrest warrant for 18-year-old Duquion Baxter on the 1000 block of Winburn Drive at 1:45 p.m. Thursday. After Baxter refused to cooperate, the Emergency Repose Unit was called; Baxter surrendered at about 3 p.m., police said.

Lt. Eric Lowe said Baxter was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.

The robbery charge stems from the Sept. 24 robbery of a GameStop on the 500 block of West New Circle Road. At 8:20 p.m., three men walked into the store and demanded money; one of them had a gun, Lowe said.

Baxter was charged with assault in connection with the Nov. 6 shooting of a man in the hand on East Sixth Street. The shooting delayed the dismissal of four Lexington schools.

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