NE DC barricade situation ends peacefully

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WASHINGTON, DC -- A barricade situation that lasted close to six hours came to a peaceful end in Northeast, D.C. on Saturday evening.

At around 2 p.m. police were called to a home in the 100 block of 36th St NE for a report of a family disturbance. Police said that a man had struck another man with a sharp object and then barricaded himself inside an apartment.

At one point during the stand-off police were able to get the injured man out of the building and take him to a hospital. As of Saturday evening, he was in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Police tactical teams set up a perimeter around the building that took up two city blocks. SWAT teams could be seen surrounding the home, while other officers took up positions on nearby rooftops.

Negotiators spent several hours speaking with the suspect by bullhorn, at times asking the man to flick the shades or turn the lights on and off to indicate he was OK.

Eventually, around 8:30 p.m. police walked out of the apartment with the suspect.

"All of the officers did a phenomenal job. Took their time, did everything slowly, methodically, and made sure that none of the citizens were injured and made sure that our suspect wasn't injured, as well," said Metropolitan Police Department Captain Michelle Ridlehoover.

As of Saturday evening, police had not indicated what the suspect may be charged with.

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