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Police seek man at center of Wednesday's SWAT standoff

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – Auburn police have now released the name of the man investigators were seeking Wednesday night who supposedly barricaded himself inside an empty house. 

Justin Reeder, 29, was reportedly at a home at the 400 block of East Magnolia Avenue when the SWAT team attempted to contact him.

When the tactical team entered the home, Reeder was not there.

[ SLIDESHOW: Standoff in Auburn ]

Reeder is wanted in connection with domestic incidents involving his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend. The recent episode between Reeder and his ex-girlfriend began Wednesday morning around 2:00 a.m. where Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson says credible threats, both written and verbal, were made. We are told the victim was able to get out of the situation and is in a safe location.

Reeder has two outstanding warrants in Auburn for rendering false information and attempting to elude police. In addition, he has three outstanding warrants in Lee County. One of which is a probation violation.

Police still need your help locating him. He is described as a white male, 5'9 and around 160 pounds, but he is not believed to be a threat to the public.

Authorities tells us Reeder is listed at a Salem address, but was staying with a friend in Auburn. 

Wednesday SWAT officers were called in late in the afternoon and made a move to enter the residence before dark fell. The officers searched the residences and reported that it was empty.

 If you know of his whereabouts please call the Auburn Police Division at (334) 501-3100 or anonymously by voice or text on the tip line at (334) 246-1391.

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