Aiken man in custody after 6-hour standoff

John Callahan, 52, was taken into custody Saturday after a six-hour standoff with police. He is charged with discharging a firearm in city limits.

An Aiken County man was taken into custody Saturday morning after a six-hour standoff with police.

The Aiken Department of Pub­lic Safety received a call at 1:16 a.m. about shots fired in the 400 block of Wil­liams­burg Street in Aiken.

Officers found John Callahan, 52, in the front yard. He ran into the home and refused to come out, Cpl. Jeremy Hembree said. About a dozen Aiken County and SLED units responded, he said.

At 7:16 a.m., the special response team entered and took Cal­la­han into custody without incident.

He is being held in the Aiken County Detention Center and is charged with discharging a firearm within the city limits.

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