Standoff involving deputies, man who reportedly pointed gun at people ends

Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 6:54 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 11:46 PM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities say a standoff involving deputies and a man who reportedly pointed a gun at people at an apartment complex in Dorchester County is over.

It happened at the Archdale Forest Apartments off of Dorchester Road.

Just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded for a man with a gun at the apartment complex.

Deputies arriving on scene said they learned the man had allegedly pointed a rifle at more than one person, but no shots were fired. DCSO officials said the man was seen briefly by deputies before entering an apartment.

“A perimeter was established, and Special Ops teams responded to the scene,” DCSO officials said. “Attempts were made throughout the incident to communicate with the subject. Eventually negotiators from DCSO were called to the scene.”

A report states more attempts were made to communicate with the man, and at about 7:10 p.m. the subject appeared at the door.

According to the sheriff’s office, following commands, the man exited the apartment and was taken into emergency protective custody without incident. He was transported to Trident Medical Center.

“After the subject exited the building members of the sheriff’s office cleared the residence,” the sheriff’s office said. “No injuries have been reported and the scene is now safe.”

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