Crime, Police/Fire

Police chase shuts down I-695 at Providence Road

UPDATE: Officials with Baltimore County Public Schools say to expect “major” transportation delays this afternoon.

UPDATE 3: Police say they attempted to stop a speeding truck on I-83.  The rental truck attempted to flee, but ran out of gas on I-695.  The condition of the truck concerned the officer, who then called for K-9 units and a hazardous devices team.  Nothing was found in the truck and the driver has been arrested.

UPDATE 2: As of 2 p.m., most travel lanes have been reopened and traffic is being released.

UPDATE: This story has been updated to include a tweet from the Baltimore County Police Department.

Original story below…


NOTTINGHAM, MD – Both loops of the Baltimore Beltway have been shut down in the area of Providence Road.

At just before 1:30 p.m., the State Highway Administration advised that al three lanes of the inner and outer loops of I-695 had been shut down for “police activity” between Providence Road and Dulaney Valley Road.

A police spokesperson told that the closure was due to a police chase that ended on the beltway.

Police have detained a suspicious rental truck at the location.

There has been no update as to when the affected lanes will reopen.

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