Barricade Situation In Essex Peacefully Resolved, Lockout At Nearby Schools Lifted


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - A barricade situation in Essex on Monday afternoon, which led to lockout status at two schools as a precaution, has been peacefully resolved, according to Baltimore County police.

The incident began with a weapons call at around 11:10 a.m. Police responded to a report from a concerned family member and discovered an armed man barricaded inside a residence on Thompson Boulevard.

Police said that the man fired several rounds at officers, but no one was injured, and no shots were fired by the police. The situation ended around 4 p.m. when the man surrendered to the authorities.

Baltimore County's tactical team and crisis negotiators, along with assistance from the Harford County Sheriff's Department, were present at the scene.


The nearby Deep Creek Magnet Middle Community School and Sandalwood Elementary School were placed in lockout status as a precaution, but the school day proceeded as scheduled.

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