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      Deputies respond to man barricaded in a home

      Around 1:30 p.m., Florence County deputies surrounded a home on South Jeffords Street in East Florence where a man had barricaded himself inside, according to Captain Michael Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

      Nunn said deputies received a call that the man who barricaded himself inside the home had pointed a gun at someone.

      The suspect surrendered peacefully 20 minutes later, Nunn added.

      The Florence County sheriff's office SWAT team stood by as investigators negotiated with the man.

      South Jeffords Street was closed while investigators negotiated with the man but has since reopened.