Barricade Situation Sparked By Man Wanted On Warrant

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A barricade situation in Vinton County Saturday was sparked by a man wanted on a warrant.

Deputies went to a residence on East High Street in McArthur around 8:30 a.m. after a tip led them to Gary Michael Lemay, 29.

Lemay met deputies at the door while holding a knife to his own throat.

Lemay released a female and several children from the home.

Deputies were eventually able to talk him out of the residence.

Lemay was taken to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens for treatment.