WOODLAWN, Md. (WJZ) — A police pursuit in Baltimore City ended in a tense standoff in Baltimore County. A neighborhood was on lockdown as police tactical teams surrounded a home with a suspected armed man inside.
Meghan McCorkell was there as it all ended.
Two suspects are in custody in Baltimore City after leading police on a pursuit. One of them barricaded himself inside a home.
WJZ was there as a suspect surrendered to Baltimore County police after a nearly three hour standoff.
“I’ve never seen anything like this around here,” one neighbor said.
Investigators say it all started in the city. Police tried to stop two suspects wanted on weapons violations, but they took off in a car, even knocking over a motorcyclist. Officers pursued them through Northwest Baltimore.
The police helicopter kept a close eye as the car traveled into the county.
“They’re on the move. Looks like they just went up to a house. We’re going to follow them,” police said over the radio.
The driver ran inside a home in the 6800 block of Brompton Road near Woodlawn. The passenger was arrested.
“I heard all the helicopters and stuff, and I went up this street and I saw it was blocked off,” a neighbor said.
SWAT teams surrounded the home, fearing the suspect inside was armed.
Neighbors in the area told WJZ around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, they received a robocall from the county warning them to shelter in place.
The community — on edge — was told to stay away from their windows, as heavily armed officers patrolled the streets.
“It makes me worry because my parents live here and I would never expect this,” one neighbor said.
After nearly three hours, the suspect surrounded. He was taken away by police.
Police say the motorcyclist who was knocked over suffered minor injuries.
Police won’t say if the suspect in the barricade situation was a resident of the home.