UPDATE: Police Say Wheatfield Residents May Return Home

Police said a man committed suicide in his home.

Police were responding to a call on Wheatfield Way that resulted in closure of the road.
Police were responding to a call on Wheatfield Way that resulted in closure of the road.
The Howard County Police Department said that residents of the Wheatfield Way area may return home, 10 hours after officials closed the road to respond to an at-risk individual.

Police responded to a call in which an individual may try to harm himself, officials said just before 10 a.m.

Officers entered the home and found him deceased, police said after 8:15 p.m.

Wheatfield residents may return to their homes, officials said.

Wheatfield Way had been closed from Montgomery Road to Autumn Harvest, according to officials.

At 4 p.m., displaced residents were offered shelter at Glen Mar Church (4701 New Cut Road) if needed.

Police said that "a few students can't take buses home to Wheatfield Way due to ongoing incident," and Howard County Public Schools would contact parents.

"There is no immediate danger to surrounding residents," police said, noting there would be increased police activity in the area.
"...please minimize travel or outside activities in the area," police said.

At 8:15 p.m., police said the situation had been resolved and family members of the individual had been notified. Residents may return home, police said.
Jenifer the Sexton February 10, 2014 at 01:43 PM
As of 1:42pm -- still closed? Any updates on travel through area?
Elizabeth Janney February 10, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Hi Jenifer, We just updated. The road is closed between Autumn Harvest and Montgomery Road, according to police.
Brian Kelm February 10, 2014 at 05:35 PM
No immediate danger but residents can't return home and must shelter in a church?
Rand February 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM
I fail to understand why police would inconvenience an entire neighborhood because of one mans issues! This seems to be more an exercise of willful and malicious abuse of power!
Jenifer the Sexton February 14, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Rand -- get over yourself; you don't know the full details. The police obviously felt the person involved may have represented a danger to others.


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