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Brief standoff temporarily closes southside roads

Savannah chatham metro police closed off a major soutside artery as they surrounded a house at Highway 204 and Fort Arglyle road early Thursday morning.

A police spokesman said police got a call around 4:30 am that a man living in the house had begun to display unusual behavior. The caller was apparently concerned that the man might become a danger to himself and children living inside the home. police responded with several units.

Officers closed off Fort Argyle road between bush road and John Carter Road. they spent more than two and a half hours in an effort to talk the man into coming out of the home. Police said the man had access to weapons, but did not actually hold anyone hostage. after nearly three hours, negotiators were able to talk the man out of the house without incident. The roads were reopened to traffic.

No arrests were made and no charges filed.

 

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