Police chase leads to standoff in Bennettsville

BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been called in to assist with an apparent standoff involving a man in the Bennettsville area Wednesday afternoon.

Units with the Bennettsville Police Department, the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol are all on scene along Union Street, according to authorities on scene.

Authorities tell WMBF News Reporter Alisha Laventure the man led officers on a high speed chase prior to the standoff.

Further details surrounding the chase and subsequent standoff are not available at this time.

Alisha Laventure is on the scene and will provide those details as soon as they become available.

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