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Driver Arrested After Fleeing From Police In A Rental Truck, Leading To I-695 Shutdown In Towson

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.

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.

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.

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