GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina)- The Greenville City Police Department says that a suspect is in custody after a stand-off on Thursday afternoon.

GPD say they were called to The Plantations at Haywood for a domestic violence situation.

When they arrived the suspect, who had a warrant for his arrest for domestic violence high and aggravated and kidnapping, barricaded himself in an apartment.

"It is something that we have to approach very cautiously, because again you have emotions involved.  People are very angry, they're upset, they're confused.  If you're dealing with family relationships it can just be very volatile and it can change at a moments notice," said Lt. Alia Paramore, with Greenville Police Department.

31-year-old Christopher Vaughn was arrested and taken into custody a short time later by officers, according to police.

Bruce Dodds works across the street from the apartment complex at All-Trans, he says he was glad to see officers respond and end the standoff peacefully.

"I'm in favor of the police being allowed to do their jobs.  Use their wisdom and their training to try and de-escalate the situation and hopefully everybody comes out okay," he said.

GPD also thankful that the stand-off ended peacefully, knowing that each situation has the potential to become dangerous like what happened in Boone, NC earlier in the week.

"That is our reality that any moment things could take a turn for the worse and you know a lot of times the suspect or the situation dictates our response. Today ended very well, we're grateful for every situation like this that ends peacefully and we go home safe," explained Lt. Paramore.

More charges against Vaughn are expected to be filed on Friday, according to police.

We asked GPD what people who live or work near a stand-off situation should know, they tell us make you listen to instructions from officers if they give you some and to reach out to the dispatch line if you have concerns or questions.

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