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Man charged after nearly 10-hour Lexington barricade ends in surrender

Lexington Police deal with barricaded subject

Lexington Police officers have closed several streets in Cardinal Valley as they continue to negotiate with a barricaded subject on Deauville Dr.
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Lexington Police officers have closed several streets in Cardinal Valley as they continue to negotiate with a barricaded subject on Deauville Dr.

A 35-year-old man was charged Thursday after a nearly 10-hour overnight standoff with Lexington police ended with his surrender.

Ryan Kamark, 35, was taken into custody shortly before 10 a.m. and charged with four counts of wanton endangerment after barricading himself in a house in the 1900 block of Deauville Drive, police said.

Police were called about 12:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired inside a residence. Officers saw Kamark outside the house where he fired one shot “into the street,” police said.

Kamark fired one shot toward the officers before fleeing back into the house, police said. The officers didn’t return fire, police said. No one was injured. Nearby homes were evacuated while negotiations ensued.

After Kamark barricaded himself in the house, a woman and a child were allowed to exit safely, police said. A second child had a medical issue.

But at about 6:45 a.m., police entered the home and removed the second child. That child was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

According to the city traffic management center, other streets in the area, including Oxford Circle and Londonderry Drive, were shut down during the standoff.

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