In little more than four hours, Montgomery County Police were able to apprehend a runaway burglary suspect, but not before a violent confrontation.
It started at about 3:45 a.m. at the Frost Center School in Aspen Hill, Md. Police responded to a burglary alarm. They said that when they arrived there were two suspects inside the school. One was apprehend, but the second one got away in a car, setting off a manhunt.
The suspect drove a few miles away to the intersection of Capitol View Avenue and Forest Glen Road in Silver Spring where police blocked him in. As one officer approached the vehicle on foot, police said the suspect took off, hitting the officer. He was not seriously injured.
Stop sticks were deployed and the suspect abandoned the vehicle and continued running on foot. Police searched the area for hours in patrol cars and by helicopter.
Just before 9 a.m., police said the suspect was caught at the intersections of Connecticut Avenue and Fessenden Street in northwest Washington. They said he was found riding in a car with someone unrelated to the incident.
The two suspects face burglary charges. The second suspect is looking at a number of additional charges, including felony assault on an officer.