Dundalk man charged in standoff with police

Police identify suspect as Clifton Rodney Duncan Jr., of the 2600 block of Yorkway

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March 14, 2013|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

After barricading himself in a beer distribution plant Wednesday, a 32-year-old Dundalk man was charged by Baltimore County police.

Clifton Rodney Duncan Jr., of the 2600 block of Yorkway was identified as the suspect who ran to a Kmart on North Point Boulevard before breaking into a home in the nearby Colgate neighborhood and then locking himself in an office at the Winner Distributing Company.

Officers were first called to the nearby Kmart store at 2:20 p.m., and remained outside the distribution center until about 7 p.m., after Duncan was subdued with a Taser.

Police evacuated about 45 people from the business; Duncan did no take any hostages. Police recovered a knife, said police spokeswoman Elise Armacost. Duncan threatened that he had a gun, but one has not been recovered, she said.

After he left the store, police said Duncan then ran to a home in the 7700 block of Eastdale Road, where he threw a rock through the window and fled out the back door of the home and ran into the business at the 7600 block of Canton Center Drive.

Police said they kept an open communication with Duncan throughout the standoff.

He was charged with burglary, trespassing, malicious destruction of property, and five counts of false imprisonment. He's being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center.


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