The man who led police on a chase from Kmart to Colgate to Canton Center Drive in Dundalk last week may have been on drugs.
Police said that narcotics and ammunition were found in the vehicle of Clifton Rodney Duncan Jr., 32, in the parking lot of the North Point Kmart, according to a statement issued Thursday.
Baltimore County officials said in their report that a man approached a patrol officer on 54th Street to indicate that Duncan threatened him in the Kmart parking lot; after threatening the man with a crowbar, Duncan allegedly smashed a door to the store.
According to ABC 2 News, Duncan was seen on Kmart surveillance footage injecting drugs before smashing a window to the store.
Police said Duncan then fled to a Colgate home, broke into it by throwing a flowerpot through a window, exited the back door and went to the Winner Distributing Company on Canton Center Drive, where he barricaded himself inside for several hours.
Duncan told police that he ran because he believed someone was following him, reported ABC 2 News.
On the advice of police, Colgate Elementary School was in lockdown mode the afternoon of March 13. Kmart and the Winner Distributing Company were evacuated as tactical police worked to secure the scene.
Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost told ABC 2 News that Duncan twice threatened to shoot officers.
Police used a Taser to subdue Duncan, who is from the 2600 block of Yorkway, according to officials. He was then taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview for treatment of injuries he inflicted on himself with a knife he stole from the Colgate home, police said. He is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center with bail set at $350,000.
Duncan has been charged with burglary, theft, destruction of property, trespassing and five counts of false imprisonment.
- Police Charge Dundalk Man after Barricade Situation
- Police Arrest Man after Dundalk Barricade Incident