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Hyattsville Man Arrested Saturday After Seven Hour Police Standoff

The man barricaded himself in his apartment after fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident.

Hyattsville Man Arrested Saturday After Seven Hour Police Standoff

A seven-hour-long standoff ended peacefully on Saturday when 28-year-old Hyattsville resident Orlando Crockett surrendered to Prince George's County Police.

Sometime before 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning Crockett, who was driving an ice cream truck, struck a mail truck near the 6900 block of Hawthorn Road in Hyattsville and fled the scene of the accident, retreating to his apartment, said Cpl. Mike Rodriguez of the Prince George's County Police.

Crockett fled approximately a block away to his townhome on the 2900 block of Kent Town Place, where he remained for the next six hours until police were able to convince him to surrender peacefully, said Rodriguez.

"He surrendered and was transported to get a mental health evaluation," said Rodriguez.

According to Rodriguez, traffic violation and assault charges are pending, but no injuries were reported either as a rusult of the hit-and-run or the police standoff.

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