Police order residents to shelter-in-place as officers continue pursuit of armed man in Cockeysville
BALTIMORE -- Baltimore County police are telling residents in the area of Powers Avenue in Cockeysville to shelter in place as officers continue manhunt for man who allegedly shot at officers.
The search for 24-year-old David Emory Linthicum has reached more than 24 hours.
Police said Linthicum is considered to be "armed and dangerous."
Police responded to the home around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for a "crisis" situation.
Baltimore County police spokesperson Joy Stewart said the officers went into the home, and were escorted by a family member downstairs when an officer was shot multiple times.
Stewart said she believes there was a time where Linthicum was barricaded, or believed to have been barricaded, before he left the home.
The officer, Stewart said, was released from the hospital Wednesday night and is in "good spirits."
However, officers from Baltimore County and neighboring jurisdictions are still searching for Linthicum.
Baltimore County officials announced Thursday six schools were closed Thursday because of police activity and the search for an armed man.
The following schools were closed:
- Cockeysville Middle School
- Dulaney High School
- Mays Chapel Elementary School
- Padonia International Elementary School
- Warren Elementary school
- Pot Spring Elementary School
The closure included before- and after-school programs.
If anyone spots Linthicum, don't approach him and call 911.
"We are asking members of the community to remain vigilant. If you see something suspicious, please report it to police," Stewart said.
Police didn't release much information, but are looking at the suspect's background.
"Considering this individual may very well be monitoring the information I am sharing at this point, there are certain details we won't be disclosing right now," Stewart said.
Ring camera provided by a neighbor shows rescue teams and officers in tactical gear surrounding Linthicum's home.
"This is crazy," neighborhood resident Sina Lotfi said. "I've never seen anything like it before."
Lofti said his wife and daughter were at home during the barricade.
"I'm worried about them, too, but there's nothing I can do," he said.
Baltimore County Police did not say what prompted them to start looking for Linthicum outside of the house at the center of the barricade.
Linthicum is described as a white man with auburn hair and facial hair. He was last seen wearing a dark short-sleeve shirt and dark shorts.
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