Crime, Police/Fire

Barricaded man arrested in vehicle after firing shots in Middle River, Essex

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Members of the Baltimore County Police Department arrested an armed suspect who had barricaded himself inside his vehicle on Sunday morning after he fired shots in several locations overnight.

Several roads in the area were closed in the area of Dulaney Valley Road and Jarrettsville Pike (21131) as the barricade situation played out.

Police say the suspect, who appeared to be in crisis, was safely taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for an evaluation.

The subject involved was being sought following several reports of shots fired on Saturday evening.

At around 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, officers responded to the 11000-block of Crossroads Circle in Middle River (21220) for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers observed property damage to the location. The subject involved had fled the scene and no one was injured.

At just before 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 8900-block of Kelso Drive in Essex (21221) for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they observed property damage to a government courthouse. No one was injured

At just before midnight, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the unit block of Nakota Court in Middle River (21220).

As officers searched for the subject, a report of a suspicious vehicle was received at just after 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, November 21st.

Officers responded to the location near Dulaney Valley Road and Jarresttsville Pike and secured the area.

Crisis negotiators and other specialized personnel within the Baltimore County Police Department, as well as members of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police, helped to bring the subject, who has not been identified, into police custody.

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