Man fatally shoots woman during standoff
A man fatally shot his girlfriend and attempted to hang himself last night during a standoff with Baltimore police who had surrounded the couple's home, authorities said. The standoff began when the man fired several gunshots from a house in the 4000 block of Parkside Drive about 9 p.m., police said. Officers were responding to an assault call when the man began firing. After officers heard the shots, they fell back and surrounded the house, police said. The man allowed two children to leave the house, said police, who initially were describing the incident as a barricade situation. The relation between the couple and the children was not known. When they entered the house about midnight, they found the woman with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police had not released the names of the couple last night. The man was hospitalized.
Holiday House Tour planned at Relay Town Hall
The Relay Improvement Association will hold a Holiday House Tour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday starting at the Relay Town Hall, 1710 Arlington Ave. The Town Hall will open at 4:30 p.m. for ticket sales. Tickets are $15, and $12 for those 62 and older.
I-95 work to affect traffic at Fort McHenry Tunnel
Maryland Transportation Authority has announced work along Interstate 95 near the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza. From 8 p.m. tomorrow until 5 a.m. Wednesday, the two right lanes of northbound I-95 in the area of Keith Avenue (Exit 56) will be closed. From 8 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday, the right lane of southbound I-95 will be closed from Boston/O'Donnell Street to the toll plaza. Other closures during that period include the ramp from Boston Street to southbound I-95, the three left northbound toll lanes, and the two left lanes between the toll plaza and Boston/O'Donnell Street.From 8 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, closures will include the three right southbound toll lanes, the three right northbound toll lanes, and the two right lanes on northbound I-95 between the toll plaza and Keith Avenue. The left tubes of the northbound and southbound tunnels will be closed overnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday, reopening each morning at 5 a.m.
Randallstown fire injures firefighter; residents safe
A Baltimore County firefighter was injured while battling flames at a Randallstown home yesterday. Firefighters were called to the home in the 3700 block of Courtley Drive about 5:15 p.m. yesterday. Fire Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost said the fire started in the basement and that a gas line break fueled the blaze, which spread to the upper levels of the home. Armacost said there were people in the house when the fire broke out but that they escaped safely. One firefighter was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of a steam burn.
Police investigate sunken yacht as possible theft
Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating how a yacht kept at a private marina in Baltimore's Inner Harbor ended up submerged near the Key Bridge miles away. About 9 a.m. yesterday, a Maryland Transportation Authority maintenance worker spotted the 37-foot yacht partially submerged near Fort Armistead and the Key Bridge. Natural Resources Police spokesman Cpl. Ken Turner said divers searched the yacht and found no bodies inside. Turner said the owner was contacted that and no one in his family is missing. The incident was being investigated as a boating accident and a possible boat theft.