Bar­ri­cade sit­u­a­tion has peace­ful end­ing

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GRASONVILLE — Mary­land Route 18 was closed be­tween Sawmill Lane and Nes­bit Road for about hours Fri­day morn­ing, July 15, dur­ing a bar­ri­cade sit­u­a­tion on Wil­son Road. The 911 cen­ter re­ceived a call at 5:36 a.m. from a man who said he in­tended to to com­mit sui­cide by either over­dose or firearm.

Of­fi­cers from the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and Mary­land State Po­lice re­sponded. Once on the scene, they de­cided ap­proach­ing the house was a risk and asked for ad­di­tional re­sources, ac­cord­ing to the sher­iff’s of­fice.

A com­mand post was set up at a nearby church park­ing lot and in­cluded emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices per­son­nel.

The Sher­iff’s Tac­ti­cal Team re­sponded and po­si­tions were taken up around the res­i­dence. The man, re­port­edly a mil­i­tary vet­eran, was de­spon­dent over sev­eral per­sonal is­sues, po­lice said. He was con­tacted sev­eral times but re­fused to exit the house un­til sev­eral hours later.

He came out with his hands up and was taken into cus­tody, po­lice said. They turned him over to EMS and the man was taken by am­bu­lance to Anne Arun­del Med­i­cal Cen­ter for treat­ment.

A gun was re­cov­ered from the res­i­dence, po­lice said.

Anyone con­tem­plat­ing sui­cide is urged to con­tact the Mary­land Cri­sis Hot­line at 1-800-422-0009.

PHOTO COURTESY DALE PATRICK

The area near Wil­son Road is jammed with po­lice cars dur­ing the bar­ri­cade sit­u­a­tion Fri­day morn­ing.

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