Standoff with barricaded man inside Oconee Co. home ends, sheriff’s office says

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OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Oconee County Sheriff’s Office officials said deputies were involved in standoff after a man barricaded himself inside of a home on South Abbott Road near Walhalla.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies were called to an address on South Abbott Road just before noon Monday in regard to a domestic disturbance and an assault involving a man and a woman.

Sheriff’s office officials said the man barricaded himself inside the home, but the woman who was assaulted was not inside.

Deputies reportedly tried to make contact with the man, and the man was communicating with a family member by text message.

According to the release, a family member also tried to reach out to him, but the man did not answer them.

At about 5:10 p.m., SWAT team members went into the home and found the man unconscious. Deputies administered Narcan to him.

According to the release, the man was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Sheriff’s office officials said James M. Brown Elementary School was placed on a Code Yellow during the incident.

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