10/05/2012

Standoff suspect: 'Get those cops away...going to kill every one of them'

Officers knew suspect was armed and had an extensive history with the police department

Post & Courier

MOUNT PLEASANT — During the first half of a police standoff 11 days ago, Richard Cathcart III made his threats clear by dialing 911 three times.

In each of his first two calls, the 60-year-old Parish Place resident told a dispatcher to relay a message: "Tell the cops to go away!"

But patrol officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department followed their training in dealing with Cathcart, a man who was armed with a pistol and had access to even greater firepower and the know-how to use it.

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