Towson barricade suspect in police custody

Shots fired in Towson area home.

TOWSON, Md. - UPDATE (5:08 p.m.) - According to Baltimore County police, the barricade suspect  who fired off bullet rounds in a Towson area home was taken into custody at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials confirmed via Twitter  there were no injuries.


Officers were dispatched at 9:47 a.m. to the 1100 block of Gypsy Lane, in the Towson area for a domestic disturbance.

"A woman reported that a family member was destroying things and threatening her. The woman also reported hearing a gunshot," a release states.

Charges are pending against the suspect, a 35-year-old man who has not yet been identified by police.

The 911 caller and another adult inside the home were able to leave safely before the suspect began firing several shots inside and out the back of the house, police said.

The incident called for a Tactical Unit and Hostage Negotiation Unit, officials said.

"Negotiators worked throughout the afternoon to safely resolve this situation," the release states. "Due to the weather conditions and extended operation time, mutual aid was requested from Harford County and Anne Arundel County."

The suspect was taken to an area hospital for evaluation. Notre Dame Prep, a private Catholic school in the area, was placed on lockdown as police managed the situation.

The school was placed on lockdown at 9 a.m., and the entire student body was moved to the auditorium.

Hampton Lane was closed between Providence Road and Windy Gate Road and no traffic was allowed through as officers worked the scene.

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