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August 18, 2003
by Xavier Russell

Albany-- An man barricaded himself in his south Albany apartment early this morning, and then tried to set his home on fire.

The SWAT Team had to go in and stop him.

At 4:30 Monday morning, 43-year-old Lucas Robinson got into an argument with his girlfriend, and then punched her.

She called police, and when officers arrived at his apartment at 102 South Jefferson, Robinson barricaded the door and threatened them with a knife.

Robinson threw television, chairs, and tables out the third floor window at officers, hitting one car. Robinson has a history of mental problems, and his girlfriend said he had not taken his medication for two weeks.

Robinson then tried to set four fires in his apartment, which set off sprinkler systems. When police negotiators could get no response from Robinson, the SWAT Team forced their way into the apartment, and found Robinson hiding in a back closet.

Robinson was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for a mental evaluation. Charges are pending the results of that evaluation.

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