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A suspect with a bench warrant against him was taken into custody by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday afternoon, about 4 p.m.
A sheriff’s deputy showed up at the residence to serve the warrant. The suspect barricaded himself in the house and made threats against himself. There were other people in the home as well so a hostage negotiator was called in. Several deputies and the new Preston Police Department MRAP vehicle and staff also responded to the call.
Earlier dispatch had reported shots fired during the standoff, but no shots were fired, according to Franklin County Sheriff Dave Fryar. The department apprehended the suspect after the negotiator talked him out of the home.
“Luckily no one got hurt,” said Fryar. “We were supposed to be in training. This was good training.”
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