Man surrenders to police following standoff in Mt. Pleasant, car chase

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The Mount Pleasant Police Department says a man involved in a car chase who barricaded himself in a home in Mt. Pleasant for several hours surrendered after midnight on Wednesday.

The man has been identified as 35-year-old Andrew Niehus who is being charged with reckless driving and failure to stop for blue lights. The Isle of Palms Police Department is expected to take custody of Niehus. Inspector Chip Googe with Mount Pleasant police said Niehus may face charges in their jurisdiction as well.

Authorities say the standoff happened at a home on Diamond Boulevard in the Crowne Pointe subdivision off Rifle Range Road. According to police, Niehus barricaded himself inside a home of an acquaintance around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Investigators say the incident began on the Isle of Palms when Niehus tried to enter the home of his estranged wife by trying to break down the door. According to authorities, Niehus then led police on a chase, and hit two cars.

A negotiator and SWAT were also called to the home in Mt. Pleasant. Residents and motorists were directed away from the incident.

Several residents in the area reported a heavy police presence in the area.

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