CPD arrests barricaded man after overnight standoff

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Published: Nov. 3, 2022 at 7:44 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Friday morning CPD said the incident is ongoing and crisis negotiations have gone on through the night to get the man to surrender. At around 10:15 a.m. the department reported it had arrested Devon M. Franklin after 9 a.m. Franklin was taken to an area hospital.

Franklin will be charged with three counts of pointing and presenting a firearm at family members. He’s accused of forcing them out of the home at gunpoint.

An additional charge has been added to his charges, the new charge is a breach of peace of a high & aggravated nature.

According to officials, Franklin has a bond hearing tomorrow at 9 a.m at the Municipal Courthouse next to Columbia Police Department HQ.

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According to the Columbia Police Department, officers are responding to a man who they believe is armed in the Woodcreek Farms neighborhood.

Investigators say officers responded to the situation after receiving a call around 4 p.m.

Officials say the man has been displaying signs of erratic behavior and refuses to come out of his home.

Officers also say his family members are unharmed and safe. A team of crisis negotiators is currently on the scene in an effort to speak with the man.

We will keep you updated as the story develops.

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