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Man surrenders peacefully after 8-hour standoff in Mt. Pleasant

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

The man from an 8-hour standoff on Sunday in Mt. Pleasant is in the hospital.
Police officers were called to the home on National Drive off of Highway 17 just before noon by concerned family members. 

When police arrived they say the man had a gun on his waistband. Then they say he barricaded himself in the home in the Charleston National neighborhood. 

Police talked to the subject on his cell and with loud speakers, but officials say communication was inconsistent and spotty. 

The Charleston explosives unit was prepared to use a robotic camera to get a direct line of sight in the home. When the camera approached the home around 8 p.m. the man peacefully surrendered.

"He was out on the front porch kind of just sitting there and the robot got into place and he just started to surrender," says Mt. Pleasant Police Department Public Information Officer, Chip Googe.  "I don't know what went through his mind to go ahead and
say this was the right time to do so, but we're glad it ended peacefully." 

Officials say he will not be charged for any crimes at this time. He is currently getting assistance at a local hospital. 



















 

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