After a nearly eight-hour barricade that closed sections of Reisterstown Road in the northern part of the city, Baltimore Police arrested a man who refused to come outside when sheriffs tried to serve him a warrant, according to police spokesman T.J. Smith.
Shots were fired from the house, located in the 6900 block of Reisterstown Road, but no officers were injured. His name has not been released, and he was not harmed during the ordeal. He was arrested around 5 p.m.
Police blocked off Reisterstown Road from Seven Mile Lane to Labyrinth Road beginning around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Officers from the Baltimore City Sherriff’s Department arrived at the house around that time to serve a warrant, Smith said. When the officers arrived, the individual inside the house refused to come out and “implied” that he was armed, Smith said. The Sherriff’s deputies backed off and called Baltimore Police to the scene. At least two armored police vehicles arrived and officers from the SWAT team began staging in the area.
Shots were fired at officers within an hour before the man’s arrest, Smith said. As of press time, charges had not been filed, but Smith said there will be “applicable charges” in connection with the man firing at officers.
Support was provided by Howard County and Baltimore County police and the Baltimore City Fire Department, and the MTA provided a bus for first responders and those who were evacuated from their homes to use as a cooling station.