A Little River man, wanted for an earlier assault, is now facing three other charges after police say he swung a razor blade at officers, barricaded himself in a home and threatened to blow them up.
Police say 25-year-old Patrick Devlin was taken into custody without injury Tuesday night after a more than eight hour standoff with police.
Horry County police responded to a home on Waypoint Ridge Avenue around 10 a.m. Tuesday to arrest a man wanted for an earlier assault, according to Lt. Raul Denis with the Horry County Police Department.
“Devlin resisted arrest by swinging a razor blade at officers, fleeing on foot, barricading himself in the residence, making suicidal threats, and threatening to use an explosive device to cause damage and injury to others,” Denis said. “Devlin’s actions resulted in a standoff lasting more than eight hours; fortunately, he was taken into custody without injury to him or anyone else.”
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In addition to the assault charge, Devlin was charged with resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, first-degree arson and threatening to use a fake bomb. He is being held in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. No bail had been set for the three new charges Wednesday night.
The Myrtle Beach Police Department, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division’s Special Operations team and the local American Red Cross chapter assisted in the incident.