Maryland State Police stopped rush-hour traffic on Route 140 for less than an hour yesterday morning and cordoned off a motel along the highway before arresting a Baltimore County man wanted in a bank robbery the day before.
Troopers arrested Aaron David Hoster, 32, without incident at the Scenic View Motel in Finksburg at 9:18 a.m. The motel, on Route 140 west of Route 91, is near the BB&T Bank at 3000 Gamber Road, where a teller was robbed at gunpoint Monday morning.
State police blocked traffic on the main Carroll County thoroughfare while they evacuated other people staying at the motel.
Hoster, whose last known address was in the first block of South Ritters Lane in Owings Mills, was charged with armed robbery, first degree assault, vehicle theft and a handgun violation.