Standoff ends, man in custody in Anderson

Anderson police, SWAT and negotiators respond Wednesday to 502A Hwy 29 Bypass North (WSPA).

ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) — Police and SWAT were at a home on Highway 29 Bypass North, and a nearby school was on lockdown.

The standoff is now over and Charles Rapp, 36, is in custody.

SWAT breached the front door and threw in a phone to make contact.

He was in the front room, so they arrested him from there.

Rapp has a bench warrant for family court and will face charges related to the standoff, according to police.

Police say officers responded to a call about someone threatening suicide at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday.

SWAT was activated and on scene by 9 a.m.

Nevitt Forest Elementary School was on lockdown.

Negotiators repeatedly asked a person to please turn on their phone to talk.

A woman told police she was video chatting with a friend earlier this morning when he threatened suicide.

While they were still on video chat, she could hear officers knocking on the door. That’s why they believe he was still inside.


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