CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) responded to an hours-long standoff with a subject at a home in Ravenel that began Wednesday evening.

Deputies responded to a call regarding a domestic disturbance involving a weapon at a residence off Farm House Road around 8:30 p.m., according to a CCSO spokesman.

Two family members in the home were able to get out, but one man remained inside and was believed to be armed. “Negotiators have had contact with the man inside the home, but he has refused to surrender. There is no threat to nearby homes,” the sheriff’s office said.

SWAT was called to the scene shortly before 11:00 p.m.

“At times, the man emerged from the home before walking back inside. On at least one occasion, he presented a shotgun in front of the deputies on scene,” said CCSO spokesman Andrew Knapp.

Deputies remained on the scene as of 7:30 a.m., we’re told they are still making contact with the man but noted there had not been any significant developments.

In an update shortly before noon Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said deputies and officers from the Charleston Police Department will “maintain a presence in the community,” although they have mostly cleared from the scene.

They said there is no threat to the community. Residents are allowed to come and go from their homes, but the neighborhood and private road remain closed to non-residents.

Officials said the man is expected to face charges.