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Main Street barricaded by Laurel Police following domestic disturbance

By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com

4:24 PM EDT, October 11, 2012

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Laurel Police closed Main Street for three hours Wednesday evening after a domestic disturbance led to a man barricading himself in an apartment.

Police said they received a call at approximately 8 p.m. stating that two residents living in an apartment located in the 600 block of Main Street were being held there against their will.

When police arrived, the two residents had safely exited the home, according to Laurel Police PIO Pete Piringer.

Piringer said a barricade situation occurred after police learned the man in the residence might be armed and capable of injuring himself or others.

Police then evacuated the surrounding area.

After a negotiator failed to make contact with the man for more than an hour, police entered the residence and detained him without incident.

Police said the man was not armed, but added a handgun was discovered inside the residence.

No one was injured during the incident, police said.

Police have not released the name of the man, who is in his 20's, according to Piringer.

Police said the man, who was transferred to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation, will likely not be charged in connection with the incident.