Police negotiating with man barricaded in house

Negotiators and the SWAT team are at a Mike Padgett Highway home where a man has barricaded himself inside.

According to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew, deputies were called to 4666 Mike Padgett Highway around 7:30 a.m. after a woman reported her 63-year-old boyfriend was threatening suicide and had barricaded himself in the residence.

Deputies cleared the home of all other occupants and negotiators are on the scene.

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