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The police took an armed barricaded suspect into custody in Taneytown on March 27th


MEDIA RELEASE from Taneytown Police Department on March 27th:

On 03/26/24 at approximately 2224hrs Maryland State Police dispatched Taneytown Police Units to Starboard Drive for a habitual noise complaint.

After making contact with the homeowner, Taneytown Police Officers were able to see the homeowner bend down beneath the window of the house and come back up with what appeared to be a dark colored firearm. The homeowner then shouldered the firearm and began pointing the firearm in the direction of Taneytown Police Officers.

Officers took cover and called for additional units. Both Carroll County Sheriff’s Office units and Maryland State Police Troopers from S.T.A.T.E team responded. The tactical decision was made for officers to withdraw and de-escalate. Taneytown Police Department applied for and was then granted an arrest warrant for Assault- First Degree, Assault Sec Deg- LE and Reckless Endangerment.

On 3/27/2024 at approximately 1318hrs, with the assistance of the Carroll County Sheriffs Crisis Response Team, the above-mentioned arrest warrant was executed. An armed barricaded suspect was positively identified in the home. At this time, distraction devices and chemical munitions were used.

At 1444hrs, the suspect was taken into custody unharmed.

Taneytown Police Department would like to extend our gratitude to the Maryland State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in resolving this incident in a peaceful and effective manner.


Original reporting on this incident:


Area of the incident: Starboard Drive in Taneytown

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