SWAT team takes man into custody after standoff

Quantez Jahmal Jackson (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
Quantez Jahmal Jackson (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston SWAT team has taken a man into custody Monday morning after police say he barricaded himself inside a Louise Drive home. The suspect came out of the home on a cell phone and was taken into custody without incident.

Police say the incident began Sunday when the suspect, 21-year-old Quantez Jahmal Jackson held an ex-girlfriend against her will at an Orvid Street residence for an extended period of time.

The woman was able to leave the home and contacted the police. The suspect was able to flee the home before police arrived. Then, around 3 a.m. Monday, investigators tracked Jackson down at a 2915 Louise Drive, the home of a relative.

Jackson refused to come out and after negotiations between him and police, the SWAT Team was called in. As SWAT members were preparing to make entry Jackson came out of the residence and was taken in to custody.

Jackson is charged with Kidnapping.

Garrett Academy and Burns Elementary School were placed on lockdown temporarily because of the nearby police situation.

Witnesses reported heavy police activity on Louise Drive with about 10 to 15 marked and unmarked police vehicles on scene.

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