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Barricade incident ends peacefully in Spotsylvania

A two-hour incident in Spotsylvania County where police say a man barricaded himself in his house after a domestic violence report ended peacefully Wednesday morning.

Dispatchers received a 911 call at 7:24 a.m. from a woman who said she was assaulted by her boyfriend with a baseball bat, police said.

According to Capt. Jeff Pearce with the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, the woman was able to escape from the home and call police from a neighbor’s house.

Crisis negotiators and the emergency response team responded to a residence near the intersection of Log Cabin and Mt. Olive roads, Pearce said. The roads were closed in that area.

Upon arrival, they noticed the front door of the residence was barricaded with furniture and the man was not responding to police commands to come out of the home, Pearce said.

Police said the man also refused to talk to negotiators, who attempted to make contact with him, he said.

After about two hours without success, the emergency response team made entry into the house.

Pearce said they found the man near a rear bedroom.

He was taken into custody without incident and was transported to a hospital for evaluation. The woman was not seriously injured.

No criminal charges are pending at this time.

His name is not being released because he is not formally charged with a crime, Pearce said.

–Portsia Smith

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