Police in the US say an armed man who got upset after someone took a bite out of his grilled-cheese sandwich triggered an hours-long barricade situation Sunday evening.
Police corporal Shawn Vinson said officers were called around 5 p.m. local time for a domestic dispute at a house near Baltimore. A woman and her daughter came out of the house and told officers that shots had been fired.
Vinson said no one was hit by the gunfire.
Vinson said it turned out that the man, who remained in the house, got upset over someone in the house who took a bite of his grilled-cheese sandwich.
A boulevard was shut down, and police had asked neighbors to shelter in place during the incident.
“Apparently, the man had made a grilled-cheese sandwich and either the wife or the daughter, we’re not exactly sure who, but somebody, one of the females in the house, took a bite of his sandwich,” he said.
“Apparently, that enraged him to the point that he fired shots in the house,” Vinson said.
The man will be taken to a hospital for an evaluation and also face charges.
Vinson said that the man surrendered peacefully to officers around 8:50 p.m.
“Our negotiation team spoke with the man,” Vinson said. “(They) eventually talked him into coming out of the house and surrendering peacefully.”