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September 20, 2012

S.C. SWAT, negotiators, lauded for work in standoff situations

In the past three years, area police have handled at least 19 standoffs with armed, threatening or despondent individuals

Charleston Post & Courier

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Feelings of hopelessness and desperation. Fear of going to prison. Rage at life's injustices. These are just a few of the reasons often cited for people unraveling, holing up in a home or business and holding police at bay, usually for hours on end.

It's a scenario area law enforcement agencies train and prepare for. And it's one they are called on to deal with on a fairly regular basis around the Lowcountry.

Full story: S.C. SWAT, negotiators, lauded for work in standoff situations

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