Crime

March 24, 2014

Deputies: Nude man safe after 8-hour incident at Lake Murray dam

A naked man threatening to harm himself at the Lake Murray dam kept sheriff’s deputies and first-responders busy for nearly eight hours Monday.

A naked man threatening to harm himself at the Lake Murray dam kept sheriff’s deputies and first-responders busy for nearly eight hours Monday.

The incident, which started at the Dreher Shoals Dam at about 11:30 a.m., was resolved without incident or harm shortly after 7 p.m., according to Erik Murray with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials who arrived on the scene were met with a man with no clothes threatening to commit suicide. Crisis negotiators were able to diffuse the situation, Murrah said.

The man was taken via EMS to a local hospital, where he will be evaluated by medical professionals.

Murrah said no additional information is expected to be released Monday.

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