FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – Police say they have resolved an incident with a barricaded person on Third Loop Road Wednesday morning.
Officers from the Florence Police Department responded to a home in the 1100 block of Third Loop Road
regarding a fight in progress at about 8:45 a.m.
Once on scene, officers learned the victim and suspect had a verbal altercation
and the suspect then hit the victim, according to police. The victim sustained minor injuries.
The suspect barricaded himself inside his home and refused to come out for law
enforcement officers, police said. The Florence Police Crisis Negotiation Team and Emergency Response Team responded to the scene.
Communication broke down with the suspect after an hour and ten minutes of negotiations, police said. Officers obtained a warrant, forced entry into the home and took custody of the suspect.
The suspect sustained a minor injury to the arm and was treated at the scene by EMS. The suspect was transported to the hospital for evaluation and will likely face an assault and battery charge, according to the department.
Third Loop Road reopened to traffic at approximately 11:00 a.m.