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Delaware Man Barricades Himself Inside Residence For Four Hours

MILFORD, Del. (CBS) – A Delaware man barricaded himself in a room in Milford on Friday, claiming he had a gun.

Around 7:30 p.m., Milford police responded to a residence on W Clarke Avenue after receiving a complaint about a disorderly person who had broken into another person’s room and damaged items.

When police arrived, the man barricaded himself into an upstairs room, claiming he had a gun. Other occupants of the residence had to be evacuated from the downstairs.

The Delaware State Police SORT Team, E.O.D Team, Conflict Management Team and Harrington Police Department responded to assist the Milford Police S.O.G Team, K-9 unit and Criminal Division.

The man, identified as 43-year-old Drue Ryans of Milford, refused to exit the house for 4 hours while displaying erratic behavior that included throwing things out the windows and damaging items inside the house.

Finally, Ryans emerged onto the porch, where he was tasered and taken into custody. He was transported to Milford Bayhealth Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and mentally evaluated. Criminal charges are pending.

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