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Carroll County Crime

Westminster Police: Man taken to hospital after behavioral incident involving edged weapons

Westminster Police said a 51-year-old man was taken to the Carroll Hospital Center for treatment and evaluation Sunday afternoon after what the department called a “behavioral emergency” and barricade situation.

Police arrived at the 800 block of Ewing Drive in Westminster at about 11:15 a.m. where they found the man had “several edged weapons,” a news release said. He threatened the officers with the weapons, then and barricaded himself in a room, according to police.

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The other occupants of the residence got out unharmed, the release said, then police requested help from the Carroll County Crisis Response Team to bring the incident to a peaceful resolution.

The team, along with negotiators, arrived and began to communicate with the man. At approximately 2:05 p.m. with negotiations continuing and the subject continuing to threaten law enforcement, the team used “less lethal tools” to end the barricade, police said.

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The man was taken into custody at about 2:20 p.m. Police said no lethal force was needed to resolve the situation.


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