Bowie barricade ends with arrest
Update, 3:50 p.m.:
Police arrested Barnes "without incident" about 2:10 p.m. He was apparently unharmed, and had no hostages with him inside the house.
Update, 12:30 p.m.:
A man wanted for attempted murder drove a car at an officer trying to arrest him Wednesday morning and then fled to a home in Bowie, where he remains barricaded with police outside, authorities said.
The U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force was trying to arrest the man, whom authorities identified as Brian Barnes, 26, at a home in the 8700 block of Maple Avenue, said Dave Oney, a spokesman for the Marshals service. But when officers arrived at the door at about 10 a.m., Barnes fled the residence, jumped into a car and "tried to run over" one of the task force officers, Oney said. The officer fired at Barnes, but it is not clear if any shots landed.
He eventually fled to a nearby home in the 12000 block of 9th Street, where he remains barricaded. The Prince George's County Police SWAT team has taken over the operation, Oney said.
Oney said the home on 9th Street was occupied when the man ran inside, but the occupants appeared to have escaped. He said it was initially reported that officers heard gunshots trying to serve the arrest warrant, but it is not clear whether the man is armed.
Those gunshots, Oney said, might have been the ones that the officer fired at the man.
The U.S. Marshals and Prince George’s County police have initiated a barricade outside a Bowie home where marshals trying to serve a warrant heard shots Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The marshals were trying to serve a warrant at a home on 9th street at about 10 a.m. when someone heard shots fired, said Dave Oney, a U.S. Marshals spokesman. No one appears to have been hit outside the house.
They called for assistance from their own SWAT team and the Prince George’s County SWAT team, and officers remain on the scene, assuming someone armed is inside the home, Oney said.
Updates will be provided as they become available.
April 21, 2010; 3:50 PM ET
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