A woman armed with a rifle was taken into custody on Wednesday night after she barricaded herself inside her Belmont home and allegedly threatened to shoot responding officers, police said. At about 8 p.m., officers went to a home in the 1100 block of Continentals Way where a man reported that his wife was threatening to kill herself, according to Belmont police.
The officers contacted the woman, who claimed she had a gun and threatened to shoot them, according to police. She then barricaded herself in her home, and efforts to negotiate with her by telephone were unsuccessful, police said. Parts of the neighborhood were evacuated and closed to traffic. The decision was made to enter the home by force after the woman appeared at her front door bleeding from unknown injuries, police said.
Officers entered her home at about 11:30 p.m., and she allegedly brandished a rifle and aimed it at them, according to police. Police managed to take her into custody, and she is being held for psychiatric evaluation. One officer suffered a leg injury in the confrontation and was treated at a hospital and released. The woman could face criminal charges, including assaulting officers with a deadly weapon, police said.
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