Suspect apprehended after barricade situation with Prince George’s police

WASHINGTON — An armed burglary suspect who may have set a fire at a home on Surratts Road in Clinton, Maryland, has been caught after a barricade situation with Prince George’s County police Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The suspect had gone into hiding in the woods nearby, officials said.

Though the suspect has been apprehended, police presence in the area remains.

Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinksi has lifted his request that nearby residents shelter in place.

Earlier, police responded to a call around 8 a.m. reporting a breaking and entering in the 7500 block of Surratts Road.

There, patrol officers saw a fire and a male suspect fleeing the house. He was armed and headed into the woods.

Responding firefighters extinguished the fire at the home.

No injuries were reported.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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