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Police: Knife wielding PGFD volunteer shot by officer in neighboring MD county

Wounded man was member of PGFD's Marine Fire & Rescue

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A volunteer member of Prince George’s County (MD) Fire/EMS Department’s Marine Fire & Rescue was shot by an Anne Arundel County Police Department officer. Anne Arundel County Police say the news report earlier by is wrong and that the man is still alive under police guard.

Police say the man was on foot along Route 50 when he was approached by fire and EMS who had been called to the scene. According to police, the man came at fire & EMS and then police with a knife before he was shot.

UPDATE 11:00PM JUNE 1, 2019:

We have learned that the suspect who was shot by Anne Arundel County Police last night along Route 50 has died from the gunshot wound. At this point, we are working to confirm several other details about this incident that we have received. This will be updated tomorrow.

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Antonio Olivo, The Washington Post:

A man who was shot by an Anne Arundel County police officer while allegedly wielding a knife Friday is facing charges of assault, officials said Saturday.

The man — who the Prince George’s County fire department said was one of its volunteer firefighters — remained under heavy guard at a hospital, where he appears to be recovering from his wounds, said Sgt. Jacklyn Davis, an Anne Arundel County police spokeswoman.

Davis said the man’s identity will not be disclosed until he is released from the hospital and processed on seven counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. A Prince George’s fire department spokesman also declined to release his name.

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Meredith Cohn, Baltimore Sun:

Police said the shooting took place at about 10 p.m. Friday on eastbound U.S. Route 50 right before Maryland Route 424, also known as Davidsonville Road, in Davidsonville. The county fire department had responded to a call at 9:44 p.m. of a pedestrian possibly struck by a vehicle. When emergency medical responders arrived, they did not find any vehicles that appeared to be involved in an accident, but they were immediately approached by a man they found on the right shoulder of the road.

He pulled out a knife and lunged toward the emergency responders, Davis said shortly after midnight.

Fire personnel called for police, and county and state police officers soon responded. The suspect failed to comply with the officers’ orders to drop the knife and get on the ground, the department reported on Facebook at about 1 a.m. Saturday.

One of the officers, a 20-year veteran of the department assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, fired one round that hit the man, the post said.

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Southern DistrictDavidsonville/Police Involved ShootingOn May 31, 2019 at approximately 9:44 pm we responded to a…

Posted by Anne Arundel County Police Department on Friday, May 31, 2019

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