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Lockdown lifted at N. Chas schools after standoff ends

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)—Two North Charleston schools have been taken off of "Administrative lock down" now that an incident the North Charleston Police responded to has ended.

Jason Sakran, a spokesman with the school district, tells ABC News 4 that both Garrett Academy and Burns Elementary were placed on lock down around 8am.

The lockdown was lifted shortly after 9:30am.

Classes will continue throughout the day.

ABC News 4 has learned from the North Charleston Police Department that the incident started on Sunday when Quantez Jahmal Jackson held an ex-girlfriend against her will at an Orvid Street residence.

The woman was able to escape and call police but Jackson fled the scene.

Around 3 a.m. Monday morning investigators found Jackson at a relative's home on Louise Drive. He refused to come out and after negotiations between him and police failed, the SWAT Team was called in. 

As SWAT members were preparing to make entry Jackson came out of the residence and was taken in to custody by police.

Jackson is charged with Kidnapping.

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