Boone Hall to be under siege

Two members of the cavalry for the Confederacy demonstrate for a crowd how men fought in battle when they couldn’t reload their guns during the 2007 re-enactment of the Battle of Secessionville at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant.

Jessey Dearing

North Charleston police dispatched a SWAT team to handle a 53-year-old man who allegedly waved a gun and said he would shoot people Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses said Michael Lee ran back into his home on Rich Street when he saw officers arrive, according to an incident report. Lee refused to leave his porch and pointed a remote control at an officer while standing in the front door, the report said.

Lee then went back inside and closed the door. The report said SWAT team members engaged in a lengthy standoff before Lee came out, and officers used a stun gun on him and handcuffed him.

A 45-year-old man told police that Lee pulled out a gun and stuck it to his neck because he owed Lee money, according to the report.