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Standoff in Carroll Co. ends peacefully

A Carroll County man was arrested Thursday evening after an eight-hour standoff with police.

Maryland State Police arrived at the Union Bridge home of Robert L. Mellema, 31, at 11 a.m. to arrest him for violating his probation.

But Mellema, who lives with his grandmother in the 1400 block of Marble Quarry Road, went into the house when he saw police and refused to come out, according to a statement from police.

Mellema, who was know to have access to firearms, was in the house with his grandmother until 7 p.m., when police entered the home and arrested him without incident. His grandmother was found in good condition.

No shots were fired during Mellema's arrest or the standoff, and there were no injuries. The home was being searched Thursday night for weapons.

Mellema is also wanted for questioning in Littlestown, Pa., police said.

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