Man arrested after police say he shot at Taneytown officers

December 10, 2010|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A man accused of shooting at Taneytown police officers Thursday night has been arrested, according to Maryland State Police.

Just before 7:30 p.m., officers from the Taneytown Police Department went to the 400 block of Red Tulip Court for a report of shots fired, authorities said. They approached the rear of the home and found a man holding what appeared to be a shotgun. The officers said the man cursed at them, adding "come and get me," and then shot at them, according to police.

As the officers retreated and called for backup, they said the man fired additional shots.

State police took charge at the scene, and shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, members of the agency's special tactical assault and hostage recovery teams drove an armored vehicle near the man's house, instructing him to come out over a loudspeaker.

The man surrendered and was taken to Carroll Hospital Center for an evaluation. His name will be released after he is charged, police said.

No one was injured during the incident.

liz.kay@baltsun.com

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