A barricade situation that forced nearly two dozen Parkville residents to stay inside their homes for nearly eight hours Monday morning has ended peacefully.
Detective Cathy Batton, a police spokeswoman, said an unidentified man suffering from emotional distress barricaded himself in his home in the 8700 block of Eddington Road off the 1700 block of Joppa Road.
The standoff, which required the use of tactical police and hostage negotiators, began around 2:30 Monday morning.
Police went door-to-door on Eddington Road around 3 a.m. ordering residents to stay in their homes, according to Donna Spicer, a Towson community activist who has lived on the road for more than 40 years.
There are about 20 houses on the street, including one residence that was converted into a number of apartments.
It is not known what started the standoff.
Overnight, police focused spotlights on one home in the 8700 block of Eddington. Police using a bullhorn could be heard calling to a man named "Brian" asking him to answer the phone, Spicer said.
State property records show it is the home of Brian McLane.
McLane is a contractor and the owner of All Work LLC. He purchased the home in 2004, according to state property records.
Just before 9 a.m., Batton said police were still asking residents to remain inside while they complete their work. She said she expected residents would be allowed to leave soon.