UPDATE: The suspect has been arrested and is now in police custody.
Original story below…
State and county police are searching for an armed man who, although handcuffed, drove away from a traffic stop in Parkville early on Wednesday morning.
The suspect is identified as Marcus A. Lennon, 27, of Baltimore. He is currently wanted on a warrant for second degree assault on a state trooper. Additional charges are pending.
At about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a trooper from the Golden Ring Barrack stopped a Honda in the area of Loch Raven Boulevard and Putty Hill Avenue. As the trooper approached, he saw a silver handgun tucked in the front of the driver’s pants.
The trooper quickly reached into the car and was able to handcuff the driver, while he was still seated in the car. As the trooper was then attempting to get the driver out of the vehicle, he accelerated away and fled the scene.
Troopers found the vehicle a short time later abandoned in the area of Putty Hill Avenue and Western Avenue. The car is registered to a female who lives in that area.
An immediate search of the area began that involved both Maryland State Police and Baltimore County Police. The search has continued through the night, but the suspect has not been located.
The suspect is believed to be armed and still in the area. He may still be wearing handcuffs. Anyone who sees Marcus Lennon or is aware of his location, is urged to contact 911.