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Horry asked some Conway residents to shelter in place for mental health call

Heavy police presence in Conway area neighborhood

Horry County Police have asked neighbors to shelter in place near Pine Loop Road on Tuesday afternoon.
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Horry County Police have asked neighbors to shelter in place near Pine Loop Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Residents near Pine Loop Road had to shelter in place on Tuesday afternoon as police responded to a mental health call.

Around 2 p.m., Horry police asked people near the area to shelter in place. The response caused traffic delays and people were asked to use detours in the area.

A couple of dozen police cars, a SWAT team vehicle and police in heavy gear were at the scene an hour after the incident was first reported. The situation was quickly resolved and police left the area.

Police say one person was put into Emergency Protective Custody in the incident and there were no injuries.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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