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Barricaded robbery suspect in Middle River surrenders

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Tactical officers descended on a Middle River neighborhood Saturday after a robbery suspect barricaded himself in his house, Baltimore County police said.

The suspect, whom police did not identify pending formal charges, was taken into custody without incident after 1 p.m., several hours into the standoff. Police said the man was armed with a gun and stole a wallet from a man in his home on Kingston Park Lane around 7:30 a.m., then attempted to steal a woman's purse in the 2200 block of Southorn Road. The man fled when neighbors heard the woman yelling, police said. No one was injured.

The man was tracked to his house in the 2100 block of Sunnythorn Road and tactical officers and negotiators came to convince him to surrender. Other residents of the home fled and were not injured, police said. The suspect will face charges that include robbery and attempted robbery.

Additionally, police said two 17-year-old boys took themselves to hospitals shortly after 10 p.m. Friday with stab wounds in an unrelated incident. The stabbings happened at a fight at a party in the first block of Liberty Place in Pikesville. The victims are expected to survive.

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