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Man charged after standoff at Wilmington Island home

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A man is charged after a four-hour standoff at a home on Wilmington Island. A man is charged after a four-hour standoff at a home on Wilmington Island.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A 53-year-old man has been released from jail on an $11,000 bond, charged in connection with a four-hour standoff that began Sunday night at a Wilmington Island home.

Monday, a judge ordered Weir Cleve Walker to undergo a mental health evaluation. He's charged with terroristic threats and acts, reckless conduct and discharging a firearm near a public street.

Police were called before 8 p.m. Sunday to a home on Wilmington Island's Hillary Street. Police say Walker had threatened to shoot himself if he saw officers. 

Islands Precinct officers closed off two blocks on the neighborhood from the home. SWAT, Explosive Ordnance Device and the SCMPD Hostage Negotiation Team responded.

Police say Walker fired a shot in the home's back yard and three more gunshots from inside his house, threatened officers and challenged them to kill him. Police brought in his brother who convinced him over the phone to surrender.

Neighbor Becky Hansen described Walker as "very belligerent, screaming, cussing, telling them to get the 'f' out," she said. "And then we'd hear gunfire from within the house."

Walker surrendered to SCMPD's SWAT team at 12:30 a.m. Monday. He was taken to Memorial University Medical Center for evaluation.  

Police found shotguns and high-powered rifles in the house, according to SCMPD.

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