Police call standoff in McDuffie County a "family disturbance"

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

MCDUFFIE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Officials are working what they call a "family disturbance" in the Tanyard Creek Subdivision. McDuffie County Sheriff's Office says multiple agencies are assisting with the standoff.

Major Ronnie Williamson confirms a husband and wife got into a heated argument which led to gun fire. According to Williamson, the husband fired shots but not directly at his wife.

Officials on scene are trying to make contact with the husband. The sheriff's office says the man has not threatened anyone on scene and they want to make sure he is okay inside the home.

Williamson told News 12, the husband is the only one currently inside the home. The wife is with police.

Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol and Motor Carrier Compliance are all assisting.

Deputies advised neighbors who live in Tanyard Creek Subdivision to stay inside their homes and lock the doors.

This story is developing.

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