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Woman dead, man arrested after barricade crisis

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police say a 20-year veteran of the department has been arrested after he barricaded himself in a west Baltimore home and a woman who was shot before the standoff has died.

Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the officer, James Smith, barricaded himself in the home after releasing his young son Tuesday evening. Guglielmi said negotiators succeeded in persuading Smith to surrender later in the evening. The name of the slain woman was not immediately released.

Homicide investigators were interrogating Smith late Tuesday.

The incident began about 3:45 p.m. It was not immediately clear what started it. Guglielmi called it a "domestic situation."

He says Smith works in the motor unit of the special operations section, and that he has some tactical training.

Neighborhood residents were told to stay inside.

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