5-hour standoff ends in Mt. Pleasant

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MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) –

A standoff that began Monday morning when Mount Pleasant Police responded to a report of shots fired has ended after five hours.

Most of Ira Road in was blocked off while police investigated a reported “disturbance” near Lambs Auto off Highway 17 close to the I-526 overpass according to Mount Pleasant police spokesman Chip Googe.

It began at approximately 9:30 a.m.

People who work near the scene reported two loud sounds which they thought were gunshots. A SWAT team also responded.

Police were in communication with a person and at 1:37 p.m., police said they were walking out that person.

The subject’s identity has not been released and it is not yet clear whether charges are being filed.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more details.

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