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Police: Mother arrested after holding child hostage in Md. apartment in barricade incident

Police respond to barricade situation in Maryland. (SkyTrak 7)

A mother was arrested after she held her child hostage in an apartment for several hours during a barricade incident and standoff with police Friday in Laurel, Maryland.

Police said criminal charges are pending, and the mother is in an area hospital undergoing an evaluation.

Authorities responded to the Summerlyn Apartments after a call for a domestic disturbance in the area of 197 and Bowie Road at 11 a.m. Friday.

In recent updates, police confirmed the incident was still active and began as a "domestic situation."

"This is still an active incident. We are at the scene of a townhouse in an apartment complex that began as a domestic," Laurel Police wrote on Twitter. "There is an alleged barricade situation, with no contact at this time."

This story has been updated

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