Man arrested in two-hour standoff after rifle was pointed at officers

March 30, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 30-year-old Baltimore County man was arrested last night after a standoff of more than two hours that began when he pointed a rifle at police and an officer shot at him, police said.

Sgt. Kevin Novak, a county police spokesman, said two men were fighting about a woman outside a house in the 7600 block of Old Battle Grove Road in North Point about 7 p.m. when one of them ran inside and got a small-caliber rifle.

Police were called, and the man pointed the rifle at three officers who arrived to investigate, Novak said. He said one of the officers fired a shot from his service weapon, missing the man.

The man ran inside the house and refused to come out, Novak said. He said the officers called for a hostage negotiation team to persuade the man to surrender.

At 9: 22 p.m., the man surrendered and was taken to the North Point Precinct, where he was held for an emergency psychiatric evaluation at a local hospital, Novak said.

Pub Date: 3/30/98

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