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Suspect in custody following hours-long barricade situation in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police negotiators safely brought the man into custody Tuesday morning.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Police say a man who may have been firing a gun off of a Silver Spring apartment balcony led to a barricade situation Tuesday morning. Police brought the man into custody around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday

Officers with the Montgomery County Police Department responded to the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard for a report of shots fired at around 2:25 a.m. When officers arrived on scene, they saw a man with a gun. Police did not say the type of weapon the suspect was armed with. Around 5:30 a.m., police said on social media that they were working an active scene with a barricaded person. Police asked anyone in the 14000 block of Castle Ridge Circle to shelter in place until the situation is under control.

Later Tuesday, Montgomery County Police Public Information Director Shiera Goff explained the situation started when several neighbors called police to report shots being fired and the suspect, only identified as a man, may have been firing off the balcony of the high-rise apartment building. 

Goff also said there were other occupants in the apartment, but could not say whether those people were in the apartment willingly or being held against their will. Police said around 9:30 a.m. the barricade situation was safely resolved and the shelter in place order was lifted in the area. It's not clear what charges the man faces.

No injuries have been reported, according to Goff. 

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