CRESAPTOWN - A Cresaptown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after threatening a female with a handgun.

CRESAPTOWN - A Cresaptown man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after threatening a female with a handgun.
According to the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Lone Oak Road in Cresaptown at 2:51 p.m.  for a report of a male holding a firearm to a female’s head. 
Allegany County Schools in the Cresaptown area were advised to lock down until the incident was resolved. Maryland State Police also responded, and the Allegany County Negotiations Team and Emergency Medical Services were alerted as well.
Authorities said prior to law enforcement arrival, the female was able to get away from the male and flee the residence. 
A perimeter was established around the residence and Lone Oak was shut down.  A negotiator from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office was able to establish telephone communications with the male and was able to talk him into surrendering to law enforcement on scene.  The male exited the residence with his hands up and was taken into custody without incident.
Deputies cleared the residence and found no one else inside. 
The male suspect was identified as Charles Burley, age 57, of Cresaptown.  Following an investigation, Burley was placed under arrest and taken to the Allegany County Detention Center to await his initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. 
Burley is charged with first degree assault, second degree assault, and intoxicated endangerment.  Additional Charges are pending. 
Fifteen firearms were seized from the residence.
The Family Crisis Resource Center responded to the scene to assist the female victim.