Off-Duty Officer In Custody After Barricade Situation In Baltimore Home

8:38 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) --  A suspect has been taken into custody after a barricade situation in west Baltimore involving an off-duty officer. 

Baltimore Police said a child was in the home but was removed at about 8:20 p.m. and taken to a safe location. 

Kai Jackson reports that officer is 20-year-veteran James Smith with the motor division. He's also been trained tactically. Officers were called to the scene Tuesday afternoon. Baltimore City and County police have responded to the scene. County police are there to support and relieve the city officers.

Baltimore officials say they don't believe there's a threat to anyone in the neighborhood but they still want everyone to stay indoors. 

Residents say they heard shots fired. Police believe it started as a domestic incident. Police continue pushing the perimeter back. Streets are closed for at least seven blocks.

The barricade is in the 11-hundred block of North Parrish Street. Several roads are closed in the area and some residents say they've been told they can't go home. If residents are already home, they are asked to stay inside.

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