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Troopers talk down armed man at estranged girlfriend's job in Carroll County

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 12:35:01-05

TAYLORSVILLE, Md. (WMAR) — State Troopers on Sunday talked down an armed man looking to confront his estranged girlfriend at her job in Carroll County.

It happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. outside an assisted living facility in the 4100 block of Ridge Road - Route 27 in Taylorsville.

The girlfriend called police to report that her estranged boyfriend was outside her job armed with a shotgun.

When the first trooper arrived on scene, the 38-year-old man was found sitting on the curb outside the building with the shotgun.

The trooper tried talking with the man over a phone, but he soon began to threaten suicide.

Several other troopers responded, some of who went through the back of the building to safely evacuate the victim along with residents and staff that were in rooms closest to the suspect.

It turns out the victim had a protective order against the suspect, who was also a previously convicted felon banned from having a firearm.

After nearly three-hours, negotiators were able to get the suspect to surrender without any shots being fired or anyone being injured.

Police took the suspect into custody, where he's currently being evaluated in a secured location at Carroll Hospital Center.

Once released, the suspect is facing multiple gun charges and protective order violations.

His name wasn't released.