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Silver Spring barricade ends

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A 59-year-old man reportedly armed with a machete tried to assault his daughter-in-law Wednesday morning, holed up inside a Silver Spring house and eventually was taken into custody by police, officials said.

Officers were called to the house -- in the 10400 block of Haywood Drive, near the Carroll Knolls area -- about 9:15 a.m. By 9:30 a.m., the daughter-in-law, 23, and her 6-month old child had exited the home.

Tactical officers established a perimeter around the house. Negotiators tried to speak to the man through a bullhorn, police said. They never got a response.

Fearing the man was a danger to himself, tactical officers entered the home through an unlocked door, and took the man into custody at 12:37 p.m.

Jose Felix Castillo was charged with attempted first-degree assault.

He was also charged on Wednesday with first-degree assault from a Saturday night incident that also involved the daughter-in-law, police said. She wasn't hurt in that incident either, officials said.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Dan Morse

By Washington Post editors  | October 6, 2010; 6:01 PM ET
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This situation was resolved before 1 pm and the man was taken away by the SWAT team. I learned this from my daughter, who was in our house across the street (home sick from school).

Posted by: jburbridge1 | October 6, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

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