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Crimes prompt shelter-in-place at Towson University

October 5, 2021 GMT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Towson University asked students and staff to shelter in place for about an hour Monday evening as police investigated a string of crimes around campus and pursued a suspect who may have been armed.

Baltimore County Police said in a news release that it started as a road rage incident on Stevenson Lane in Towson and the suspect continued onto Osler Drive, where he was involved in a hit-and-run and a responding officer was assaulted, news outlets reported.

Someone contacted police a short time later to report a carjacking in the parking lot of a nearby hospital and police said the subject involved in the carjacking was caught in Baltimore, police said.

It’s not clear whether more than one person was involved in these incidents and whether there was a weapon involved, police said.