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This story was updated at 10:40 a.m. Dec. 19, 2012.

An eight-hour standoff between Prince George’s County police and an armed suspect in Adelphi ended Tuesday morning after police took the man into custody and transported him to a hospital.

County police were assisting the U.S. Marshals in serving the man with an arrest warrant for allegedly kidnapping his estranged wife Saturday when the man ran into an apartment and barricaded himself inside, according to county police.

Carlos Pierola, 24, of the 1800 block of Greenwich Woods Drive in Adelphi, had been inside his estranged wife’s home armed with a gun Monday when the woman lured him outside, locked herself inside and called police, police officials said. Police said when police and U.S. Marshals arrived, Pierola was barricaded inside an adjacent apartment and negotiations began.

Around 5:45 a.m., officers entered the apartment where they said he was attempting to commit suicide, and he was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to police.

Police said Pierola’s weapon was recovered and no officers were hurt during the incident.

Pierola is alleged to have driven his estranged wife around the area inside her car against her will while trying to resolve their differences, police said. The woman was able to persuade Pierola to take her home and she called police, thus obtaining a protective order against Pierola, police said. For Saturday’s alleged incident, Pierola was charged with burglary, kidnapping, carjacking, assault and related charges, police said.

Pierola has been charged with violating a protective order and related charges stemming from the barricade, Prince George’s police said.

A defense attorney for Pierola was not listed with the courts by Wednesday, according to online county court records.

A phone number for Pierola could not be located.

djgross@gazette.net