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Standoff at Thomson motel ends peacefully

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Authorities say a man believed to be a robbery suspect from South Carolina surrendered peacefully after a three-hour standoff at a Thomson motel.

Mike Ayers, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said 40-year-old Harold Randall McDaniels, of Orangeburg, was a suspect in a holdup.
The standoff began around 11:30 a.m. Monday when deputies tried to serve a warrant on McDaniels at the motel.

Ayers said a SWAT team negotiator in the Richmond County Sheriff's Office talked McDaniels into coming out of the room.

Twenty-five to 30 law enforcement officers from McDuffie and Richmond counties had gathered at the motel.

A handful of customers was evacuated from the motel and a nearby Arby's restaurant.

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Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 10/18/10 - 03:22 pm
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Give the negotiator a big

Give the negotiator a big bonus. A job well done!

cricketflea
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cricketflea 10/19/10 - 05:18 am
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Hmmm.....well since Thomson

Hmmm.....well since Thomson is more than a one-motel town, you MUST know which one is next to Arby's in order to know which motel is being spoken of!

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