Police arrest Westminster man, 31, after 90-minute armed standoff

November 14, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 31-year-old Westminster man accused of holding authorities at bay for about 90 minutes yesterday afternoon from his downtown apartment was in custody last night, city police said.

Police received a call about 1:20 p.m. that a man was armed and suicidal at Liberty and Green streets, police said. Negotiators talked to the man by telephone during the standoff. Liberty Street was closed between Main and Green streets.

About 3 p.m., authorities entered the back of the building and left with the man in handcuffs, said Maj. Dean Brewer, a Westminster Police Department spokesman. Police did not release the man's name. After being questioned at the Westminster police station, the man was taken to Carroll County General Hospital for a medical evaluation, Brewer said.

Police found a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun and 12-gauge shotgun in the man's apartment.

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