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Suspect in custody after ‘disturbance’ reported on 27th Avenue North, police say

Woman escaped from home to safety, police say
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 2:26 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Authorities in Myrtle Beach say the man at the center of an incident that closed roads and evacuated some in the area is now in custody.

MCpl Tom Vest with the Myrtle Beach Police Department told WMBF News a woman inside the home was able to escape safely. it is unknown currently if she was held hostage or injured.

Vest said officers “called her and we managed to take her out through the window and to safety.”

The Myrtle Beach Police Department said officers were initially called to the area of the 400 block of 27th Avenue North at 11 a.m. Thursday.

When they arrived on the scene, officers encountered what was described as “a disturbance” and began speaking to someone inside.

Vest also told WMBF News the man in question is in custody.

“The area is secure, and additional units will remain on the scene for the safety of the person inside the residence and nearby residents,” MBPD said in a statement.

MBPD also said the roads are now open.

Anyone with information is asked to call 843-918-1382.

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