After hours of negotiations, Anne Arundel County police took an armed man into custody Tuesday outside the Odenton apartment where he barricaded himself.
The Crisis Intervention team was able to convince the man to come out of the apartment, said Marc Limansky, police spokesperson. The man was not injured, and officers recovered a firearm, Limansky said.
Officers closed the area around a building in the Flats 170 at Academy Yard as they investigated an armed person believed to be inside a residence, police said.
Police asked other residents to evacuate the building in the 8300 block of Telegraph Road or to shelter in their apartments.
The Anne Arundel County Fire Department sent an ambulance, an engine and a supervisor to the scene around 9:50 a.m. after police requested their help for a “barricade situation,” said Capt. Russ Davies, a spokesman for the department.
Police still had both entrances to the apartment complex blocked off around 12 p.m. A number of cars attempted to turn in, but were turned away by officers stationed at the entrances.
Police had encouraged everyone to avoid the area. Residents no longer need to shelter in place, though Limansky said they’ll continue to see a police presence in the area for an undetermined amount of time.
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Limansky said the incident will be investigated further.
In an email obtained by The Capital, a property manager for the Flats 170 at Academy Yard complex emailed residents just after 10 a.m. to explain why so many police were around, as “their presence may have caused concern.”
Law enforcement officials told property management it was a “private, isolated incident,” according to the email.
The property manager wrote in the email that police requested residents to avoid two buildings — 8311 and 8315 — and that if someone was in an apartment within either of those buildings, they should shelter in place.
Christopher Williams, 26, said he was awakened at 10:30 a.m. by police officers knocking on his door in building 8311, asking for him to evacuate.