A Prince George's County police K-9 helped apprehend a gunman high on PCP after a barricade in Lanham, Md., Sunday, police said.
After police received a report of a possible burglary in the 9500 block of Wellington Street about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, they found a man acting erratically and destroying windows inside a home, police said. He refused to leave the home, in which police determined he was alone.
Police negotiated through the night with the man, but at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, he jumped from a rear window armed with a handgun and threatened police, who fired one shot at the gunman but missed him, police said.
The man jumped fences as he fled through the neighborhood, but K-9 Rambo quickly caught him, grabbing his arm and forcing him to drop the weapon, police said.
Othman Conteh, 31, faces charges of first-degree assault on a police officer, carrying a handgun, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries he suffered to his arm when Rambo caught him and to his hand while he destroyed windows in the home.
Authorities kept residents and crews about two blocks away from the scene during the barricade, News 4’s Derrick Ward reported.