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SWAT unit arrests man after gun goes off

After reportedly shooting a revolver from the upstairs window of his home, Meyers resident Terry Wayne Hult endured a six-hour standoff Saturday night with an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team before finally surrendering early Sunday morning.

Sheriff’s deputies were summoned Saturday at 8:20 p.m. to Hult’s 1980 Tooch St. home in Meyers after neighbors complained of hearing gun shots fired. According to a sheriff’s department press release, the deputies learned upon arrival that Hult had become upset during a family argument, gone upstairs and fired a revolver out a window. Unable to contact Hult either by phone or by calling to him from outside the house, deputies called in a SWAT team. Residents of several nearby homes were evacuated.

At approximately 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, negotiators were able to reach Hult by phone and he surrendered. He was arrested on charges of negligent shooting in a residential area.

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