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Police charge man who barricaded himself in Towson home

A man who barricaded himself inside his Towson home Wednesday and fired off several rounds — causing police to shut down streets and placing schools on lockdown — has been charged.

Ian M. Goldstein, 35, was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly made threats and fired several shots from the home in the 1100 block of Gypsy Lane, according to Baltimore County police.

Police said a relative had called 911 saying Goldstein "was destroying things and threatening her." She then heard a gunshot shortly before 10 a.m., police said.

When officers arrived, two adults left the home but the suspect refused to come outside, and fired several shots out the back of the house, police said.

The department's tactical team was called, and negotiators worked for hours until Goldstein surrendered to police. He was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

Court records indicate Goldstein was on probation after he was found guilty and received a one-year suspended sentence in August for drug possession with intent to distribute. He was also ordered to complete a substance abuse program. In 2009, he was placed on probation for a year following a second-degree assault conviction, according to records.

Police said Goldstein is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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