MOUNT PLEASANT — The police SWAT team was called into action today after a distraught man barricaded himself inside his house in the Raven's Run subdivision, police said.

Police were called to a home on Omni Boulevard around 5 p.m. to check on a distraught man, Sgt. Steve Meadows said. The man refused to come out, and it was unknown whether he had weapons in the house. The SWAT team was alerted and negotiators were still talking with the man tonight, trying to convince him to come out, Meadows said. He was alone in the home, he said.

The man's age and identity were not available Monday night, and it was unclear why he had taken such action.