Updated: Suicidal Woman Prompts Added Security at Silver Spring Schools
Police: Woman was barricaded in a nearby home.
Update, 6:52 p.m.: Police confirm that the suicidal subject is in police custody. Despite original reports that the subject was a man, a woman is being taken to a local hospital for evaluation, said Officer Britta Thomas, spokesperson for Montgomery County police.
The police monitoring ended peacefully and no one was injured. It's not clear whether criminal charges are pending.
Original story, 1:48 p.m.: Two Silver Spring schools took security precautions Thursday afternoon as Montgomery County police monitored a suicidal man barricaded inside a nearby home.
Sligo Creek Elementary and Silver Spring International Middle Schools are in "Shelter in Place," which means that no one comes in or out of the building until the measure is lifted, said Dana Tofig, a Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman. The regular school schedule continues inside the school.
Montgomery County police set up a staging area near the intersection of Dale Drive and Schuyler Road after receiving a call at 12:20 p.m. that a man was considering shooting himself. The subject is inside of the home alone and is not considered a threat to anyone, said county police spokesperson Angela Cruz.