SWAT Activated After Greenville Co. Standoff

K-9 officer ends the showdown

Patrick Gentry
May 25, 2018 - 4:02 pm

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said the SWAT team has been activated after an armed subject barricaded himself inside a home.

Deputies said they responded to a disturbance at a residence on Crestwood Drive around 1:50 this afternoon.

A male suspect was holding a victim hostage in the residence. At some point, the suspect began loading up a firearm, deputies said, and the victim was then able to escape and call for help.

SWAT was activated and a standoff ensued.

Around 3:30 p.m., a K-9 was able to locate the suspect and apprehend him and the suspect will be charged with kidnapping.

The suspect's name has not been released.

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