COLUMBIA — Forensic evidence officers with the Columbia Police Department discovered narcotics, firearms and ammunition at a home on 3421 Bonny Linn Drive, after a standoff that lasted more than seven hours Monday afternoon.
Police officers obtained a search warrant for the home, according to a news release sent Monday night by the Police Department. No one was found inside the home, according to the release.
Sgt. Jill Schlude of the Columbia Police Department said in a 10 p.m. email that "no additional information is available at this time concerning the evidence."
Police received anonymous reports of people in two vehicles shooting at one another at around 1:14 p.m. Shortly after, police surrounded the house on the cul-de-sac that stems east from Brown Station Road northeast of U.S. 63.
Two SWAT vehicles were dispatched, and throughout the afternoon about a dozen police cruisers arrived at the scene.
"Columbia Police. Come out with your hands up!" was the warning an officer repeated through the bullhorn Monday afternoon.
Police circled the home with yellow crime-scene tape.
Several officers surrounding the house had their weapons drawn and were using riot shields.
Investigators had found 10 shell casings on the ground at the intersection of Lawnridge Court and Brown Station Road, said Lieutenant Christopher Kelley with the Columbia Police Department.
There were also multiple bullet holes in a car near the home at 3421 Bonny Linn Drive, Kelley said. Gunshots had also hit inside two apartments at 2908 Lawnridge Court. No one was hurt, according to the officer.
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