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Barricade Situation in Bel Air Prompts Police Response

Troopers converged near a residence on Locust Lane.

Maryland State Police reportedly ran into trouble in Bel Air when trying to issue a warrant at a home Wednesday afternoon.

At 3 p.m. troopers knocked on the door to a residence in the 300 block of Locust Lane to question a man about a theft, and after seeing who it was and hearing their questions, the man shut the door and barricaded himself inside, The Aegis reported.

Eventually the man opened the door and was taken into custody, according to the paper.

Maryland State Police includes a special tactical team that handles barricades as well as other assignments like high-risk search and seizure warrants and tracking.

According to the most recent information available from Maryland State Police, the team was dispatched on 350 calls in 2012, and of those 5 involved barricade situations or suicidal subjects.

On Tuesday, Maryland State Police assisted with a nearly five-hour barricade situation in Baltimore County at WMAR/ABC 2 News in Towson.

In February, Maryland State Police took the lead on a barricade situation in Frederick where a man wanted for a parole violation out of Virginia locked himself in a hotel room and refused to come out for six hours, according to the Frederick-News Post.

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