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