Hostage freed, suspect taken into custody after standoff in Newberry Co., deputies say

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NEWBERRY CO., SC (WSPA) – The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office says an armed suspect is in custody and a hostage was freed after a standoff at a home just outside of Newberry, Sunday night.

The armed suspect was inside a home on Golf View Road. Deputies say the suspect was believed to have fired his weapon.

As of 10:45pm, deputies say the hostage was freed uninjured and the suspect was taken into custody.

There’s no word yet on the suspect’s identity or possible charges.

Residents in the area were asked to remain inside their homes while the suspect was barricaded inside the home for over two hours.

SLED also responded to the scene.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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