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8 hours of negotiation at Lake Murray Dam ends with suicidal man taken to hospital


After almost 8 full hours of negotiations with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, a situation involving nude man threatening to harm himself on the Lake Murray Dam Monday morning was diffused.

Lexington County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Erik Murrah said deputies arrived at the scene trying to talk to the man around 11:30 a.m.

Finally, after several hours, crisis negotiators were able to get the man to come to them around 7:30 p.m.

The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital where he was to be evaluated.

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