GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Caught on video. A man is in custody after leading police on a wild chase in Anne Arundel County. It started when the suspect was being watched as part of a drug investigation.
Rick Ritter has more on the video that’s gone viral, and the suspect’s criminal history.
The video was shared more than 100,000 times in just a few hours. Police say they were after a dangerous man–a convicted felon with a long criminal history.
It’s video that’s gone viral–a police pursuit in Anne Arundel County ends in dramatic fashion, with 34-year-old Antron Bulow taken into custody.
Around noon on Wednesday, Anne Arundel County investigators are watching Bulow as part of a drug investigation in Glen Burnie.
“A convicted violent felon, has priors for assaulting police, for several assaults and for dealing drugs,” said Lt. Ryan Frashure, Anne Arundel County Police Department.
After surveillance detail, police follow Bulow into the area of I-97 and try pulling him over after he starts speeding.
“The individual at that time ignored the officers’ lights and sirens behind him,” said Frashure.
Anne Arundel County cops back off due to pursuit policy and state police follow him onto I-97.
“Intentionally struck a second state trooper who was coming to assist,” Frashure said.
Before spilling back over to Glen Burnie.
After nearly 30 minutes, it ends with stop sticks at Aquahart and Oakwood Road.
One video shot by Michael Gosnay shows the moments after.
“He got out of the car and immediately started running,” said Gosnay.
Police say Bulow was resisting arrest, and video appears to show him swinging at an officer while running–one reason why multiple officers were needed to take him into custody.
“It was textbook. Just what police are supposed to do,” said Gosnay.
A wild pursuit police feel was handled appropriately.
“We think it shows the citizens just how dangerous this subject was and just how violent he was and how violent he was willing to be,” said Lt. Frashure.
Police say they found crack cocaine inside the suspect’s car. He’s facing drug charges in Anne Arundel County, and assault and traffic violations with Maryland State Police.
The Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office say his bail is set at $25,000.
Anne Arundel County police say they are conducting an investigation into the video and pursuit to see if any of their policies were broken.
The officers involved have not been placed on any type of administration leave.