Greenville Street Reopens After Police Action

A Greenville standoff that closed a street is over.

It's happened on Brownlea Drive, just off East 10th Street.

Police wouldn't tell residents what was going on, though a special response team deployed at the location.

A resident told WITN News that a 21-year-old man was in an armed standoff with police.

Greenville police did not release information on the standoff to WITN.

A family member tells us the man was taken to the hospital for observation.

The police action lasted about 45 minutes.


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  • by RT Location: Gvegas on Jul 9, 2009 at 01:34 PM
    I wasn't exagerating and that driving course they take doesn't make a police officer a NASCAR driver. Too many have put their patrol car into a tree or ditch in "one" car accidents and the cause is usual excessive speed in a curve. By the way, I can fly an aircraft inverted where all my control inputs become reversed, up is down and down is up at speeds no patrol car can obtain, talk on the radio, look for other aircraft, cross check 6 instruments, dial up a frequency, and navigate all at the same time. Did I mention that my body is exposed to G forces while performing these task?
  • by Linda Location: Greenville on Jul 9, 2009 at 11:57 AM
    Greenville Office, you spelled wrong it is pursue - anyways you people need to be more concerned in dealing with such individuals and be less concerned about who and who is not wearing a seatbelt, give me a break, I have had it with the crime down here.
  • by TO RJ & JT & ANON Downtown Location: GREENVILLE on Jul 9, 2009 at 07:03 AM
    I LOVE how people OVER EXAGGERATE EVERYTHING. Cops go through an intensive driver's training course on an annual basis if not more. They have been trained to drive while talking on the radio and running lights and sirens. Other drivers can't drive let alone use the cell phone or tune in a radio station safely. Cops are more afraid of civilians driving and not knowing what to do when the lights and sirens are on. And yes, Failure to yield for emergency vehicles IS a law. So again, Move and Get Out of the Way!
  • by JT Location: GREENVILLE on Jul 8, 2009 at 11:10 PM
    im with u rj i was almost hit head on in a residential area by 1 of "greenville finest"
  • by Greenville Officer on Jul 8, 2009 at 09:57 PM
    Anonymous in Downtown - I will take your comment with a grain of salt considering you do not have enough intelligence to spell correctly. For starters, I do not work for the people of the city. I serve at the pleasure of the City Council and Chief of Police. None of the civilians make my schedule, allow me to take time off or give me my work assignments. I am in Law Enforcement because it's what I wanted to do. I know more about the law than you or the average joe and have no intentions on becoming a lawyer as it is an entirely different mindset. I refuse to represent or assist anyone of that caliber with getting out of a criminal or civil charge. I happen to have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and could have very well completed my Master's if I had of chosen to pursure that career choice. I know of Police Officer's that were English Professor's, business owner's, etc. Stop making comments like yours, You're embarrasing your community.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jul 8, 2009 at 09:48 PM
    JoeZ, that is pure ignorance! How did the "Students" give anyone a job? Their mommy and daddy is paying their light bill, yet they give someone a job? LOL.. PLEASSSEEE!
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Jul 8, 2009 at 07:37 PM
    Just what we need JoeZ, a bunch of drunk college kids driving home from downtown, if you need a ride call a cab.
  • by ANONYMOUS. Location: DOWNTOWN. on Jul 8, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    It looks like alot of law enforcement members are commenting on this page. You can tell by the agressive/negative tone. Yes, thank you for what you do and the people you help...but you work for the people of the city. You know very little about the law and will most likely ever be lawyers. dont forget that. Please try to do your job and respect the civilians. Dont make comments like get out of the way its the law. You're embarrassing your department.
  • by JoeZ Location: Greenville on Jul 8, 2009 at 06:10 PM
    More Police is not the answer to Greenville's small time problems. I am from a big city and have been to almost every major city in the US. These are typical problems. Greenville's police harrassment level is already pretty severe. They need to look at the type of people they are focusing on and I think everyone knows what that means. Leave the college kids alone and relax with the constant seat-belt, speeding and DUI's to be the main source of the citys revenue. Patrol the bad areas. Ensure the students get home safely after a night on the town. Drive them home, and stop fighting the easy fight. Man up. Help the people that give the police a job in the first place. STUDENTS.
  • by Leslie Location: Greenville on Jul 8, 2009 at 05:34 PM
    Greenville is growing faster than the city can keep up with. More people means more crime. GPD is working as hard as they can, but we need more out there. More people should equal more police.The PD should not be considred the bad guys! They are risking their lives for us!
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