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Hartford man taken to the hospital after barricading himself in a home

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Authorities placed Hartford Public High School in lock-in mode on Tuesday morning because of a barricaded man.

However, the scene was cleared shortly after 10:30 a.m., according to police.

According to police, the unidentified man barricaded himself with an axe inside his home near the intersection of Hawthorn and Forest streets around 9 a.m. Police said the man was believed to have a weapon.

The man was eventually taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The Hartford Public High School was placed in a "code yellow precautionary lock-in." Lock-in mode means students, staff and teachers cannot go outside Hartford Public High School and no one can enter the building.

However, the lock-in has since been lifted.

Students were said to be safe, according to police.

There were no reported evacuations in the area, police said. 

They said the man has a history with them. They were called to his home for a similar incident before.

They said he was taken to the hospital to get services.

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