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Dover Barricade Situation Ends Peacefully

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DOVER, Del. - A barricade situation at an apartment complex in Dover, Del. ended peacefully, according to police.

Dover Police say officers were called to the B-building of the Liberty Court Apartment complex on Walker Road just before 3 p.m. for reports of a resident breaking windows, throwing items outside of the second floor, and acting unruly. When officers arrived, police say the person inside the apartment had a hammer and refused to cooperate with officers.

Police say at that time, officers activated their Crisis Negotiation Team and Special Operations Team to the scene.  Other assisting agencies included Kent County Paramedics, Dover Fire Department, Cheswold EMT, and Kent County Emergency Services Command Post.

At 4:41PM, police say the person inside the apartment began speaking with officers from the second floor balcony and peacefully exited the apartment with the help of a ladder.  Officers secured the person without incident and he was transported to a nearby hospital for an evaluation and treatment  of a condition that caused the abnormal behavior, according to police.

During the incident, the only property damaged was restricted to the apartment the subject was living in.  The Dover Police Department says it will not release the name of the person due to the medical condition that caused the episode.  Criminal charges are not anticipated.

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