Man taken into custody by SWAT at James Island home

Man taken into custody by SWAT at James Island home

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A 40-year-old man was taken into custody by SWAT early Wednesday morning after allegedly barricading himself inside his home and threatening to shoot anyone who attempted to enter, according to an incident report.

Charleston County Sheriff's deputies were called to 860 Mellichamp Drive in James Island Tuesday shortly after 11 p.m. in reference to a welfare check. When deputies arrived on scene, they say a male subject entered the house and refused to come out.

A report states the man told deputies that he had a gun and would "shoot anyone who comes into his house." With concerns over the man's well being and his six-year-old child inside the home with him, the Charleston County Crisis Negotiation Team and SWAT responded.

Authorities say the man brought his son to the front door to show deputies he was okay, but would not let his child go outside the home. After repeatedly coming out of the home to speak with officers, the man reportedly went back into the house, turned off all the lights, and cut off communication with deputies.

The report states deputies were finally able to lure the man out of the house once again and attempted to take him into custody around 1 a.m. After running back inside, the man was detained by SWAT members who entered the house through the back door of the home.

Deputies say the man was transported to MUSC, and the child was released back into the custody of his mother.

Lt. Chris Brokaw with the sheriff's office says the man is not facing charges.

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