Crime, Emergency Response

Route 7 shut down due to armed subject

Police CrimeUPDATE 3: Police say the situation is now under control. No injuries were reported and Philadelphia Road has been reopened.

UPDATE 2: Police have established a perimeter around the home in question and officers are communicating with the armed individual inside. No injuries have been reported at this time.

UPDATE: There are unconfirmed reports that this is now a stand-off situation and that a hostage negotiator has been summoned. Working to confirm.

Original story below…

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A main White Marsh artery has been shut down while police investigate reports of an armed individual.

Police officials say that Route 7 has been shut down at New Forge Road after reports came in of a possible armed subject in the 11500-block of Philadelphia Road.

Authorities are emphasizing that this is not an active shooter situation.

Officers are attempting to assess the situation and make contact.

Motorists should avoid the area.

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