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Standoff With Police Ends Peacefully in Dover

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DOVER, Del.- Authorities say a standoff with an armed woman in a Dover neighborhood ended peacefully Monday when the woman surrendered to a police negotiator and was taken to a hospital for an evaluation. 

Dover police said that at around 12:15 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Evergreen Drive to contact a 48-year-old woman who had fled from the hospital prior to being evaluated. As officers attempted to contact the woman, police said she barricaded herself inside her home and indicated that she had a firearm.

Dover Police Department special operations response and hostage negotiation teams were activated and responded to the scene as well. Residents of the area were asked to shelter in place and not leave their homes.

According to police, the woman came outside of her house and went into the street several times while holding a handgun. She threatened to harm herself and was asking that police shoot her, authorities said.

A member of the hostage negotiation team was able to convince the woman to put the gun down and she was taken into custody by the members of the special operations response team.

Officers said they recovered the handgun and the woman was transported to Bayhealth Medical Center for evaluation. No criminal charges have been filed at this time, police said.

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