LONGS, SC (WMBF) – An armed man who barricaded himself inside his home in Longs around 12 a.m. Tuesday surrendered to authorities around 4:45 p.m., according to a tweet from the Horry County Police Department.
HCPD spokeswoman Krystal Dotson said a chemical agent similar in nature to pepper spray was introduced into the home to encourage the man to leave.
It brought to an end a roughly 17-hour standoff that began after Horry County police officers responded to a call for a suicide attempt on Palmetto Green Drive in Longs, according to Dotson. When they arrived, they found one man had barricaded himself inside his home.
The man did have a weapon, Dotson said, but no shots were fired and there were no reported injuries or hostages. The man had been cooperating and speaking to the negotiation team.
At one point, the man's sister was brought on scene in an effort to speak with him, according to Dotson.
Dotson confirmed that there are warrants on file for the man, possibly drug-related, but they were not related to the situation.
Police set up a canopy to protect officers from the sun.