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      Standoff in Forestbrook ends with man in custody

      Walter Lynde, 45, is under arrest after being involved in a standoff with police that lasted about 15 hours, according to Horry County Police Lt. Robert Kegler.

      A woman took off from the home after a dispute with Lynde, who then barricaded himself in the home on Hunting Bow Trail Road just after midnight Monday morning, according to Kegler.

      The woman was not a hostage.

      During negotiations, Lynde because increasingly agitated and hostile, showing officers his weapons, Horry County police posted on their Facebook page.

      Police say Lynde set the home on fire, but haven't said how he did it, and there's no word on the extent of the damage. They say Lynde complained of chest pains.

      Kegler says Horry County police and other agencies used tactical methods to coerce Lynde out of the home around 3:30 p.m. given the time of day, school traffic, and the possibility of children home alone.

      Lynde had one handgun and one long gun, but no shots were fired by police or Lynde, according to Kegler.

      The four neighbors who were evacuated are now allowed to return to their homes. The home where Lynde was barricaded will remain a crime scene, but area roads will reopen soon, according to Kegler.

      Lynde was wanted by Myrtle Beach police for a previous domestic related incident.

      Charges in Monday's incident are pending.