Man in custody after standoff at North Charleston home

Police officers closed off a neighborhood in the southern part of North Charleston this morning after reports of an armed subject barricaded in a residence.

North Charleston police have taken a knife-wielding man in custody after he barricaded himself inside his home for nearly two hours this morning.

The man emerged from the house shortly after 9 a.m. while talking on a cell phone. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Police officers closed off a neighborhood in the southern part of North Charleston after reports of an armed subject barricaded in a residence on Louise Drive.

The subject was said to be inside armed with knives. It's not known whether he is wanted on a particular charge.

Both Garrett Academy and Burns Elementary were placed on an administrative lockdown because of the situation.

Officers were set up around 8 a.m. on adjacent roads to block traffic and were allowing only outgoing vehicles.

Initial reports that the man exited the house with a knife have not been confirmed. He did have a cellphone.