Barricade Situation at Frederick Hotel Ends
UPDATED: Feb. 11, 2014 9:15 p.m.
ORIGINAL: Feb. 11, 2014 3:35 p.m.
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A man wanted for probation violation who told police he was armed and barricaded himself in a hotel room has surrendered peacefully.
Maryland State Police say 41-year-old David Fioramonti, of Purcellville, Va., surrendered around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday after he refused to leave his Frederick, Md., hotel room. There were about 30 guests at the hotel at the start of the situation, and all were safely evacuated.
A secure police perimeter was established around the hotel as police negotiated with the man wanted on a federal warrant from the Eastern District of Virginia for several hours.
Authorities say Fioramonti was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with multiple self-inflicted stab wounds after being taken into custody. It was not known what he used to stab himself.
Shortly after 11 a.m., a U.S. Marshal’s task force went to a second floor room in a hotel in the 5500 block of Spectrum Drive after an investigation indicated the man was staying there.
When police knocked on the door, a male voice told them to go away. Police identified themselves and attempted to open the door, but the it was locked. The man told police he had a gun.
Police began communication with the man through the door and called for police negotiators. Negotiators from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police responded and communicated with the man by phone throughout the afternoon. A tactical team from the Maryland State Police was also on the scene.
It is unknown if the man actually had a firearm. No shots were fired and no one has been injured.