The West Columbia Police Department as of 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, was continuing to respond to an active barricaded suspect at the Hilton Garden Inn, 110 McSwain Drive, West Columbia. Traffic has been shut down around the location on Sunset Boulevard due to the suspect firing shots from the hotel room facing Sunset Blvd.
This continues to be an active scene and we appreciate your patience. Continue to avoid the area if possible.
The following roads and intersections are currently blocked due to the barricaded suspect.
- I-26 East and West bound off ramps are closed
- Sunset Blvd at Whippoorwill is closed to local traffic only
Traffic Eastbound (from Lexington to West Columbia) is being diverted to I-26 Eastbound.
- McSwain Drive is blocked at Terrace View Drive
Chris Drive is blocked at Sunset Blvd
- Alternate routes to the area neighborhoods and schools include:
- Hummingbird Drive
Whippoorwill Drive (left turn on Sunset Boulevard – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY)
Augusta Road (Exit 113)