No charges for Longs man involved in 17-hour standoff with police

LONGS, SC (WBTW) – A Longs man who barricaded himself inside a home for nearly 17 hours in a standoff with Horry County police will not face criminal charges, police report.

Horry County Police Public Information Officer Krystal Dotson says, “Due to the nature of this incident and the medical condition of the subject, criminal charged will not be presented at this time.”

Horry County police were called to Palmetto Green Drive in Longs around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday regarding a man who barricaded himself inside his home. The initial call for service was for a suicidal male inside the residence, reveals Dotson.

“After sixteen hours or so of being barricaded here at Palmetto Green Drive, the suspect did surrender after us moving into a phase that involved a gas technique,” Dotson said immediately following the conclusion of the standoff. “He is unharmed. There are no injuries reported at this time, but he is in police custody and we are working to clear the scene here.”

Dotson confirms the man had a weapon, but no shots were fired. A Tweet from the department confirmed there were no hostages involved in the situation.

The negotiation team was on scene speaking to the individual hoping to surrender quickly and safely Tuesday afternoon, according to Dotson.

In a Facebook live video posted around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dotson remarked that police have been on scene for approximately 12 hours.