York County SWAT resolves second standoff in 2 days near Clover, cops say

The York County SWAT team has peacefully resolved a standoff with a barricaded man near Clover, police said.

SWAT members responded before 7 p.m. to Brian Road west of Clover, said Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The man barricaded in a standoff with deputies was believed to be armed, Faris said.

“I’m thankful that our highly trained SWAT and negotiator personnel were able to successfully resolve this incident peacefully,” York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said. “Any day we can de-escalate a potentially violent encounter is a good day.”

A SWAT Bearcat armored vehicle was dispatched to the scene. Negotiators with the SWAT team also were dispatched.

The person involved was inside an outbuilding at his family’s home, Faris said. The person was a burglary suspect at the location earlier in the day who later returned to the address, Faris said. Officers were called and found the person inside the outbuilding.

The situation ended around 9:30 p.m. after almost three hours without injury.

Sgt. Chad Davis, a patrol officer who is a trained negotiator, was instrumental in getting the person to surrender, Faris said.

“Davis did a tremendous job is de-escalating the situation,” Faris said.

The name of the person has not been released. Police have not yet said if the person will face any criminal charges from the standoff.

This was the second standoff case in two days in Clover.

On Tuesday, a Clover man was taken into custody after several hours barricaded in a Walnut Street home. Samuel Decarlos Antonio Watson, 41, remains in jail following Tuesday’s incident.

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