UPDATE: Five people of interest surrendered to the Frederick County SWAT Team after two hours of negotiations.
Dozens of Frederick Police officers and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office units surrounded an apartment building on the 1300 block of Motter Avenue Wednesday.
A victim has reported an altercation with suspects of an armed robbery. Police say the victim knew the suspects and called for police after the incident.
When law enforcement arrived, those individuals refused to leave the building.
A portion of the apartment complex was closed off, and nearby residents were asked to take shelter or evacuate as officers believed the individuals could have been armed.
“We have to treat this situation as a barricade situation. We called in our special response team as well as our crisis negotiation team. Fortunately, through the crisis negotiation team we were able to talk them out of the apartment. They came out peacefully and were taken into custody without incident,” explained Sgt. Andrew Alcorn with the Frederick Police Department.
Shortly after, a young women and group of children also exited the apartment building unharmed.
Police say the investigation is ongoing. No individuals have been identified or charged at this time.
FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — Frederick Police are currently communicating with suspects involved in an armed robbery.
Police responded to the 1300 block of Motter Avenue shortly before 11 a.m. and identified a victim who led officers to an apartment where the suspect refuses to leave.
At least four people exited the apartment building with their hands in the air. The individuals were apprehended.
Police are still on the scene.