Baltimore County police reported a call for a suspect with a knife and blades this afternoon resulted in an officer-involved shooting that left one man injured.
Officers responded to the area of Philadelphia Road and Chesaco Avenue in Rosedale after a witness called 911 for an unknown suspect with a knife and blades cutting down branches on a tree, waving the blades around and throwing them in the roadway. While still enroute, officers received additional information that the suspect was in the middle of Philadelphia Road swinging around a long chain.
Officers located the suspect on Spring Avenue near Philadelphia Road. One officer exited his patrol vehicle and ordered the suspect to sit down. The suspect ignored commands and began running at the officer, who ordered the suspect to stop.
The officer began to move backwards but the suspect continued to advanced on him, at which time the officer fired his weapon, striking the suspect in the upper body. The suspect fled but was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.
Officers rendered aid to the suspect, who was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center by responding medics, conscious and alert.
The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect was initially dropped off at a local hospital for a mental health evaluation but never went inside. He used public transportation to respond to the Rosedale area, where the witness observed him and called 9-1-1. Several weapons were recovered at the scene. The investigation into this incident is on-going.