Armed man killed after standoff with police and FBI in Anne Arundel County

An FBI SWAT team killed an armed man Friday evening in Linthicum, Maryland, after a nearly three hour standoff, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police responded around 2 p.m. Dec. 27 to a report of a shot fired inside a house on Gloria Avenue in Linthicum as part of a family dispute. Anne Arundel County police Sgt. Jacklyn Davis said when they arrived, officers saw the man on the porch holding a handgun.

Anne Arundel police were on the scene for nearly two hours negotiating with the unidentified man. Over the course of negotiations, the man repeatedly threatened to shoot himself and let off multiple shots; he hit no one, and police did not return fire.

An FBI SWAT team was called in to cover for the county SWAT team, which was busy with a separate situation. After FBI SWAT arrived, there was another exchange of gunfire that struck the suspect and ended the standoff shortly before 5 p.m. No officers or FBI agents were shot and the man was later confirmed dead.

The joint investigation by Anne Arundel County police and the FBI is ongoing.

Below, see a map of the area where the standoff happened:

Vivian Medithi

Vivian Medithi is digital writer/editor. Vivian has been with WTOP since 2019.

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