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Man in custody after barricading himself in Mount Pleasant home

 
Man in custody after barricading himself in Mount Pleasant home
Posted Wednesday, August 13th 2014 @ 8am  by (WCBD, Julie Katz, Aug 13 2014)

From our News Partners at WCBD-TV:

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - A man is in custody after barricading himself in a Mount Pleasant home on Tuesday night.

Police say they were alerted after the suspect, 35-year-old Andrew Niehus, was cited for reckless driving and failure to stop for blue lights by the Isle of Palms Police Department.

Officials say Niehus barricaded himself in a home on the 1400 block of Diamond Boulevard in Mount Pleasant. Mount Pleasant PD officials added that Niehus said he wasn't going to come out for the police.  The department then called SWAT and crisis negotiators.  The standoff did end peacefully with Niehus coming out without any incident.


Several law enforcement agencies, including SWAT, the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Isle of Palms Police Department responded to the situation.

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