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Update: Barricade Situation Ends, Man Taken to Hospital

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CRISFIELD, Md. – A Crisfield man is in police custody after Maryland State Police say he fired shots at troopers from his window.

According to police, Jamie Coulbourne, 32, was also taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center to be evaluated following the barricade situation Monday morning.

Maryland State Police say troopers from the Princess Anne barrack were called to the man’s home on Silver Lake at around 9 a.m., when his mother reported Coulbourne was screaming and may have been suicidal. She told troopers she had left the home, and that her son was accessing a room where firearms were located, according to police.

Coulbourne told police by phone that he had an officer in gun range and would kill the first police officer to enter the house. Police said they could see him walking around inside with a rifle.

According to state troopers, Coulbourne fired the rifle outside a rear window toward two troopers just after 11:30 a.m., but no one was hit. Police continued to speak with him by phone in an effort to convince him to surrender peacefully.

Troopers evacuated other homes and businesses in the area as a precaution, including Tawes Brothers Buick GMC and Marion Pharmacy. 

Police say at 2 p.m. Coulbourne exited the home through the front door but refused to comply with police instructions regarding how to surrender. Since he kept putting his hands into his pockets and taking them out again, troopers said they could not tell whether or not he was armed.

One trooper fired a ‘less lethal’ round, causing the suspect to stumble and allowing others to take him into custody. A search of the premises turned up a 30-30 rifle troopers believe Coulbourne used to fire at police, as well as two additional long guns, all believed to belong to the suspect’s mother since he could not legally possess firearms.

The Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office agreed to have him charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and reckless endangerment.   

Investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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