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Horry County police arrest suspect following standoff in Little River

A standoff with Horry County police is taking place Tuesday at residence off Way Point Ridge in Little River. (Source: WMBF News) A standoff with Horry County police is taking place Tuesday at residence off Way Point Ridge in Little River. (Source: WMBF News)

LITTLE RIVER, SC (WMBF) – A standoff that began early Tuesday afternoon ended almost eight hours later when Horry County police took a suspect into custody.

Horry County Police Lt. Raul Denis confirmed the person had been arrested shortly before 8 p.m., Tuesday. The individual's name and specific charges were not immediately available. 

According to  Denis, the individual was wanted on existing charges. When officers attempted to apprehend him around 12 p.m., the man went into a home at 131 Waypoint Ridge Ave., in Little River.

Denis added the person made aggressive threats at officers, and a SWAT team was called in as a precaution.

Denis said the suspect’s father had been in the home with him, and the dad didn’t indicate that he felt threatened.

Before 1:30 p.m., Denis said the father was no longer in the home and was outside with law enforcement.

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