(UPDATE, 11:45 p.m.)—A man who barricaded himself in a Perry Hall home Saturday evening was taken into police custody, Baltimore County police announced.
Police said he would be taken to a local hospital for an evaluation and could later face criminal charges.
Fire department personnel first responded at 6:15 p.m. to a call about a fire in the yard outside a home in the 4100 block of Link Avenue in Perry Hall in the Nottingham zip code. The fire was put out, but a man at the property retreated into the house, according to police department spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough.
Fire department personnel attempted to talk to the man, at which time they observed firearms. The man barricaded himself in the house and refused to come out, McCullough stated in the release.
Police responded and the man was taken into police custody around 9:30 p.m., according to McCullough.