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Maryland Man Being Evaluated After Walkersville Stand-Off

WALKERSVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- The police barricade situation in Walkersville, Maryland is over.

It all started Tuesday evening when Maryland state police received a call about a man threatening himself and others.  Troopers arriving at the scene found the man had thrown possessions from his home outside and barricaded himself in an upstairs bedroom.  Troopers tried to to talk to the man through the bedroom door but he refused to come out.  The man told the troopers he had firearms and enough explosives to "blow the place up".  Troopers retreated from the home and sset up a perimeter around the house.

The man's wife and adult daughter were inside the home but were able to eventually leave.

Officials say the threat of an explosion made by the subject led troopers and deputies to evacuate 60 to 80 residents from neighboring homes.  The displaced neighbors were taken to a nearby church.

The stand-off ended just after midnight, over seven hours after it began.

Maryland State Police officials say a SWAT team entered the room where the man was held up.  They found him lying in a bathroom in need of medical assistance.


Officials say he is being checked out University of Maryland Shock-Trauma Center.  Officials say he will undergo a medical and psychiatric evaluation there.

Police say no firearms or explosives were found inside the home.









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