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Deputies: Standoff ends after SWAT called to Greer home

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Deputies respond to the area of Crest St. where they say a man fired shots and would not come out of his home. (Nov. 15, 2013/FOX Carolina) Deputies respond to the area of Crest St. where they say a man fired shots and would not come out of his home. (Nov. 15, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Deputies respond to the area of Crest St. where they say a man fired shots and would not come out of his home. (Nov. 15, 2013/FOX Carolina) Deputies respond to the area of Crest St. where they say a man fired shots and would not come out of his home. (Nov. 15, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said a domestic altercation landed a Greer man in jail after he fired his weapon inside his Greer home and held his wife against her will.

According to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, SWAT was called to the Crest Street home around 4:30 Friday morning.

Deputies said the man's wife said she and her husband had been in an altercation and that he fired off rounds inside their home and was holding her hostage.

Two other people inside the home were able to get out, deputies said. Their relationship to the suspect is unknown at this time.

Deputies said negotiators used a megaphone to try and convince the man to let his wife out, and then come out himself, but around 7:50 a.m., FOX Carolina's Ashley Daley, who was at the scene said she heard several rounds of tear gas go off.

Lee Circle and Mitchell Drive were blocked to through traffic during the ordeal. Deputies told FOX Carolina that the standoff ended about 8:20 a.m. and shortly after roads were re-opened.

EMS also responded to the scene, but deputies said no injuries were reported and no gunfire was exchanged.

Deputies said the man was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and one count kidnapping.

His name and has not yet been released.

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