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Standoff ends peacefully at Simpsonville home

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Deputies respond to the Johnson Drive home after a man threatened to harm himself. (Oct. 30, 2012/FOX Carolina) Deputies respond to the Johnson Drive home after a man threatened to harm himself. (Oct. 30, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies were involved in a standoff at a Simpsonville home Tuesday night.

The standoff began after 6 p.m. at a home on Johnson Drive near East Georgia Road and ended peacefully just before 11 p.m.

Jonathan Smith, spokesman for the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, said an Iraq veteran who suffered a brain injury in the war began destroying items in the home. Smith said when the veteran's wife tried to calm him down, the veteran ran into a bathroom with a weapon, locked the door and began threatening to hurt himself.

When deputies arrived, they tried to get the man to come outside, but he wouldn't and they called in the SWAT team and negotiators, Smith said. He said they eventually found the man inside the home and were able to transport him to the hospital as a precaution.

Smith said no criminal charges were filed against the man.

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