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.
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