The suspect in Wednesday’s burglary and barricade situation in North Point has been identified as Clifton Rodney Duncan Jr., 32, of the 2600 block of Yorkway, 21222.
Duncan has been charged with first-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, five counts of false imprisonment and various other offenses.
The situation began at about 2:20 p.m. EDT on Wednesday when police got a call for a disturbance at the Kmart located at 222 North Point Boulevard.
The suspect soon fled the Kmart, running to the nearby Colgate neighborhood. Once there, he threw a rock through the window of a home in the 7700 block of Eastdale Road and managed to gain entry to the house. No one was home at the time.
The suspect again fled from authorities by exiting via the back of the home.
From there, he fled to a local beer distributor in the 7600 block of Canton Center Drive, entering through the front door. Once inside, the suspect refused to come out.
Nearby Colgate Elementary School was placed on lockdown around 3 p.m. EDT as a precaution. Approximately 250 children were detained in the school until about 5:30 p.m. EDT. All children returned home safely.
Duncan is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center on $350,000 bail.
This investigation remains open.