Virginia Man Accused of Trying to Run Down Police Officers

ELKRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Howard County police have arrested a Virginia man accused of trying to run down two police officers with his car.

Twenty-six-year-old Thomas Howard Barr was arrested Saturday morning following an overnight search after being spotted walking in a commercial area in Elkridge.

Police first confronted Barr at a convenience store after being called about a man who appeared to be unconscious in a vehicle.

After officers broke a vehicle window, Barr woke up, became combative and drove away, striking several parked cars before hitting a dead end.

Police say that as two officers approached the vehicle, Barr accelerated directly at them. The officers fired at the vehicle but did not strike Barr, who fled on foot.

Police say Barr is facing charges of attempted murder, assault and other offenses.

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