UPDATE: Lee Co. man arrested after threats, barricade

Lee Co. man arrested after threats, barricade

LEE CO., Ga. (WALB) - Lee County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a situation near Hickory Grove Road and Winnstead Drive, early Friday afternoon.

A man barricaded himself inside a home, and poured gasoline in the house.

Sherriff Reggie Rachals told WALB that Eric Bridges, 56, got into a verbal argument with his wife when she wouldn’t leave the home.

He then made a threat that he was going to throw gasoline on the floor and light it.

Lee Co. deputies are on the scene
Lee Co. deputies are on the scene (Source: WALB)

The wife was able to get out of the house.

Deputies were able to get Bridges out of the house without incident.

The home was never on fire, and the situation ended peacefully.

Rachals said he is glad for the peaceful ending.

“Great way it turned out," he said. “The deputies arriving to the scene. One of my deputies was on the phone with him to talk him out peacefully."

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