Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Goose Creek Police Department’s SWAT team was called to an Amy Drive residence on Nov. 22 at about 4:09 a.m.
EMS had been dispatched to treat a subject who was reported to be hallucinating, according to police.
EMS technicians met with the subject who said she had a gun so they retreated for safety reasons. Officers spoke with the subject’s adult daughter who confirmed there were several guns in the residence.
The subject’s daughter wanted her mother, the subject, to be transported to the hospital by medics after showing signs of depression and mental disorders, according to an incident report. When medics arrived the subject refused treatment and threatened to get a firearm, according to the report.
The GCPD duty supervisor established phone contact with the subject and attempted to convince her to come out of the residence to no avail. She told an officer she had the right to have her firearms, according to the report.
The subject never threatened any GCPD officers, but said if her daughter and another subject entered the residence again she would defend herself against them, according to the report.
The duty supervisor activated the GCPD SWAT team, which responded and established operations. Traffic in the area was rerouted during the operation for safety reasons.
Neighboring residents were advised to stay in their homes throughout the course of the incident for their safety.
The duty supervisor contacted the subject’s physician who established contact with her and maintained contact even as he drove to the scene. The subject’s physician was ultimately able to convince her to come outside where she was taken into protective custody without incident.
The subject appeared to show signs of mental illness, according to the report.
The SWAT team cleared the residence and took custody of multiple weapons for security.
This was a medical assist case and no charges or further law enforcement action is anticipated.