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Police: Armed man's threats toward family members led to standoff in N. Charleston

Police on-scene of the barricaded subject Monday morning (Source: Live 5) Police on-scene of the barricaded subject Monday morning (Source: Live 5)
Police responding to barricaded subject in N. Charleston Monday (Source: Live 5) Police responding to barricaded subject in N. Charleston Monday (Source: Live 5)
One officer remains in front of the house in North Charleston where there was a standoff Monday morning (Source: Live 5) One officer remains in front of the house in North Charleston where there was a standoff Monday morning (Source: Live 5)
Daylight breaks over the house where a standoff happened Monday morning (Source: Live 5) Daylight breaks over the house where a standoff happened Monday morning (Source: Live 5)
NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) -

An armed man who made threats toward family members caused a standoff early Monday morning in North Charleston, according to North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor. 

Officers responded to a house in the 5600 block of Read Street around 3 a.m. where Reginald B. Johnson barricaded himself inside the residence, Pryor said. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault and battery and two counts of kidnapping. 

SWAT and officers were on-scene for at least two hours before one person came out with their hands up around 5 a.m. just before SWAT entered the house, It's still unclear whether the person who came out of the house is the suspect.

One officer remained on the steps of the house as daylight broke in order to keep the scene secure.

The initial call came in at 2:36 a.m.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates as they become available. 

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