7-Year-Old Girl Among Four Hostages Barricaded with Wanted Rape Suspect In Baltimore Burger King

(Courtesy @charmcitylwy) Baltimore police responded to a possible barricade situation at Washington and Monroe in Southwest Baltimore.
(Courtesy @charmcitylwy)
Baltimore police responded to a possible barricade situation at Washington and Monroe in Southwest Baltimore.

An armed man suspected in a recent rape took four people hostage — including a 7-year-old girl — inside a Baltimore Burger King after evading police Sunday, authorities said.

Officers tried to stop the suspect, whom police did not name, to serve him an arrest warrant on the northwest side of the city about 11 a.m., when he sped off and led police on a chase to Washington Boulevard and South Monroe Street near Carroll Park, police said.

The man crashed into another car at the intersection about 11:30 a.m. and ran inside the fast food restaurant, where he barricaded himself and the hostages, police said.

The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries, police said.

Tactical units lined up, guns drawn, along the restaurant’s exterior wall. An officer with an assault rifle ordered people to clear Carroll Park. Police taped off the crime scene a block away, and the Foxtrot helicopter unit circled overhead.

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SOURCE: The Baltimore Sun – Colin Campbell