HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — Beaufort County deputies and SWAT members have taken a man into custody after he barricaded himself with a shotgun inside a home on Hilton Head Island.
The man has been taken to a local hospital for evaluation. According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), deputies responded to the home on Ashton Cove Drive shortly after 1 p.m. to a report of a barricaded male subject.
The individual, who BCSO said was alone, reportedly fired the shotgun once in the garage. The man left his home around 5:15 p.m. unarmed, BCSO says.
The sheriff’s office said authorities established a perimeter around the home. Residents and motorists were asked to avoid the area.
No further details were released.
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