A man was arrested after allegedly shooting two Maryland police officers, leading them on a chase, and forcing county officials to close local schools.
Baltimore County police arrested David Linthicum, 24, on Friday, Feb. 10 on multiple charges, including attempted first-degree murder and armed carjacking.
Police were originally called to a home Wednesday afternoon for a suicidal person, who was later identified as Linthicum, according to WBAL-TV 11. The suspect allegedly fired off his rifle at the responding police officer, shooting him, then took off, WBAL reported.
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Local schools were put on lockdown Wednesday and school was canceled Thursday while police searched for Linthicum, police said.
Thursday night, a Baltimore County detective found Linthicum walking along a dark road. When the detective tried to talk to him, Linthicum allegedly showed him his rifle, began shooting him, then took off in the officer’s vehicle, investigators said in a press release.
A few minutes later, Linthicum ditched the officer’s car and ran off into the woods. Seven hours after the second officer got shot, law enforcement took Linthicum into police custody.
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The first officer who was shot was released from the hospital and is “in good spirits,” according to police. The second officer remains in Shock Trauma where he is being treated, according to Baltimore County police.
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