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Man charged with assault in Hagerstown

March 23, 2013

A man was charged with assault early Saturday after a brief standoff with police on East Baltimore Street in Hagerstown, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.

Joshua Aaron Kershner, 30, address not provided, also was charged with false imprisonment, police said.

Police said they were called Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. for a report of an assault at a residence in the first block of East Baltimore Street.

When officers arrived, they discovered that Kershner and two other people were inside the home, but refused to answer the door, police said.

After a brief standoff with police, Kershner left the residence and was taken into custody without further incident, police said.

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