Man assaults officer, robs her of gun suspect arrested

March 15, 1998

A seven-year Baltimore police veteran was assaulted and robbed of her gun last night while attempting to interview a man in an alley near Charles Village.

The 30-year-old Northern District officer, whom police would not identify, was assaulted about 5: 20 p.m. while on patrol, according to Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman.

The officer had stopped her patrol car to check the identity of a man when he approached the officer's car and began to hit her in the head and the face with a gun, Weinhold said. The officer suffered cuts and bruises.

During the attack, the man reached into the patrol car and stole the officer's 9 mm semiautomatic Glock service weapon.

Weinhold called the attack "unprovoked and very violent."

Two hours later, a suspect in the attack was arrested in the 100 block of E. 22nd St. The suspect was taken to police headquarters.

Police said the officer's gun had not been recovered.

The officer was in good condition last night at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Pub Date: 3/15/98

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