Fugitive in custody after standoff on University Forest Drive near Conway

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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A more than two-hour-long police standoff at a home on University Forest Drive near Conway ended Sunday afternoon with a fugitive in custody, according to Horry County police.

According to a News13 reporter near the scene, the standoff ended about 2 p.m. when police took a man who had been inside into custody. He was wanted in another jurisdiction, Horry County police said in a social media post, without elaborating.

The Horry County Police Department announced on social media shortly before noon that officers were conducting an “investigation” in the area.

During the standoff, police could be heard on a loudspeaker trying to get someone to come out. “We are not here to hurt you. Come out the front door with your hands up,” they said.

One person came out of the house about 1:15 p.m. but the standoff continued for another 45 minutes.

No other information was immediately available. Patrol officers, detectives and special operations team members were involved in the standoff, police said.

During the standoff, police asked everyone to stay away from the area so that officers could do their jobs. Count on News13 for updates to this developing story.

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