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Police: Man 'tased' following standoff with SWAT

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Police arrested a man Wednesday suspected of pointing a gun at his former boss who was trying to retrieve a work vehicle from the suspect's home on Rich Street in North Charleston.

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The North Charleston Police Department says officers met with the victim who said that 53-year-old Michael Emory Lee was fired earlier on Wednesday.

The victim said when he came to the Lee's home to retrieve the work vehicle, the former employee pointed a gun at him.

Officers say they then made contact with Lee, who refused to leave his front porch.  Police say Lee positioned himself halfway inside the door, so that part of his body was concealed.  Officers said they asked Lee to show his hands but he declined, saying that he "knew his rights". 

Police say Lee then returned to the front porch, this time carrying a remote control.  Officers said Lee pointed the device at them before tossing it back inside the house after receiving orders to do so.

According to the incident report, SWAT then arrived on scene with patrol rifles and following a lengthy standoff, Lee was apprehended after trying to escape out of the back of the home.

Police said they had to use a taser on him.  He was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.

Lee is charged with pointing and presenting a firearm.    

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