Barricade situation shuts down Md. 85 in Buckeystown

December 11, 2011

BUCKEYSTOWN, Md. — A man was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital Sunday for an evaluation following a domestic dispute in which the man, who was armed, threatened to harm himself in a house in the 4000 block of Buckeystown Pike, Maryland State Police said.

Buckeystown Pike, also known as Md. 85, was closed for more than five hours Sunday as police dealt with the situation, officials said.

State police were sent to the home at about 10:30 a.m. and determined that all but one of the residents of the home had safely exited, Lt. Michael Brady said in a news release.

The male still inside had a shotgun, the release said.

The male did not respond to police requests for him to speak with authorities, the release said.

Because of concern for the man’s safety and that of the public, state police set up a perimeter, shut down Buckeystown Pike and evacuated some homes, the release said.

Members of a SWAT team and negotiators also were deployed, the release said.

Troopers and family members were eventually able to find the man in the house and the situation ended “without incident,” state police said.

Buckeystown Pike was reopened at about 5:30 p.m.

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