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Sheriff: Man in custody after standoff with SWAT, deputies at Belton home

One detained on scene where SWAT responded to man barricaded in Belton home. (FOX Carolina/ 10/11/17) One detained on scene where SWAT responded to man barricaded in Belton home. (FOX Carolina/ 10/11/17)
Christopher Prather (Source: ACSO) Christopher Prather (Source: ACSO)
BELTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

SWAT was activated and responded to a scene in Belton, said officials with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the original call came in as a 911 hangup just after 9 p.m., but they were later informed that SWAT had been activated for a man barricaded in a Belton home.

Just after 10:30 p.m., our FOX Carolina crew at the scene witnessed what appeared to be a man being detained on scene. 

Sheriff Chad McBride with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said another individual at the scene when deputies arrived had also called 911 to report the incident. 

According to McBride, the man in the house, later identified as Christopher Prather, told the witness that bad things would happen if any authorities came to the scene and made threatening comments.

A SWAT team was brought in because Prather made comments threatening law enforcement. McBride said Prather was yelling threats out of the window of the house when deputies arrived.

The standoff lasted for 2 hours.

McBride said negotiators worked to get Prather out of the house, but it wasn't until the witness who called 911 spent about 30 minutes on the phone with him, that he decided to emerge from inside.

Prather was taken into custody peacefully and without incident after exiting the home, McBride said. A woman was assaulted inside the house at some point, however her injuries were minor, checked out at the scene by EMS and she was not transported to the hospital, said the Sheriff.

McBride said the incident appeared to have been a domestic one, but officials are still working to determine what prompted the event. He also said lots of guns were in the house.

According to the Anderson County Detention Center website, Prather was charged with high and aggravated domestic violence and kidnapping.

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