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.