TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — One person was arrested after fleeing from police in a Budget rental truck.
Interstate 695 at Providence Road was reopened after it was closed in both directions as police investigated a suspicious rental truck in Baltimore County.
#BCoPD has a suspicious rental truck stopped on I-695 at Providence Rd. I-695 is temporarily closed in both directions at that junction while police investigate further. More info to follow as it becomes available. Follow #I695SuspiciousVeh ^jzp
— Baltimore County Police Department (@BaltCoPolice) September 10, 2019
A Baltimore County officer attempted to make a traffic stop of a Budget truck, but the driver didn’t stop, police said.
The driver then went on to I-695 and stopped near Providence Road.
An officer then decided to call in additional units and K-9- who are on scene and is searching the truck.
— Rachel Menitoff (@RachelMenitoff) September 10, 2019
Police said the truck stopped because it ran out of gas. A Police K9 team and a hazardous devices team searched the truck but didn’t find anything. The driver was arrested for fleeing.
The situation caused some temporary headaches for drivers in the area.
“I looked up and saw the chopper flying around so I figured something was going on,” driver Jeffrey Hampton said.
He said he was lucky to have hit the road when he did or he may have been stuck in the heavy traffic.