Neighbors evacuated during barricade situation, no one hurt


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police officers say they had to evacuate several neighboring homes while they negotiated with a man who barricaded himself in his home in an Atwood Drive neighborhood.

The department says anytime its emergency response unit is called in, people nearby likely will need to be notified and asked to leave for their safety.

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The incident started started around 11:30 a.m. Sunday on Atwood Drive and by 2:20 p.m., the man was safely removed from his home and being accessed for mental health concerns.