No one injured in Anderson Co. standoff, sheriff says


Anderson County deputies responded Friday evening to a standoff situation at a convenience store.

Sheriff Chad McBride said they were made aware of the situation at the Stop-A-Minit near the intersection of Highway 28 Bypass and SC-Highway 24 (W. Whitner Street) at about 8 p.m. 

McBride said that negotiators were on scene attempting to speak with an armed person who they believe may try to hurt themselves. 

The person was armed with a handgun, according to McBride. 

7 News crews on scene heard a gunshot at approximately 10:10 p.m. 

Emergency officials surrounded the car minutes after the gunshot was heard, crews said. 

McBride told crews that no one was injured and there does not appear to be any threats to the public. He said that the man in the car was taken to the hosptial.

Everyone had been cleared from the property, including the store’s employees, McBride said. 

Crews on scene said that Highway 24 was shut down at the Highway 28 Bypass. It has since re-opened.

We will update this story as information becomes available. 

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