Rumors Of Active Shooter In Perryman False, Traffic Disruptions Result From Probation Violation Arrest


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HAVRE DE GRACE - On Monday afternoon, rumors of an active shooter situation created a wave of concern among Perryman residents. According to the Harford County Sheriff's Office, the rumors were unfounded.


The commotion began when multiple residents and local business employees posted about the supposed incident on the 3P Protect Perryman Peninsula Facebook page. Posts claimed that an active shooter on Spesutia Road was preventing them from reaching their homes or workplaces.

Cristie Hopkins, Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesperson  clarified that there was no threat to the community. According to Hopkins, officers were at a Spesutia Road residence to serve a warrant for probation violation.

Hopkins clarified that initial information indicated that the suspect was armed, but there was no active shooter situation.

For safety reasons, the authorities temporarily closed several roads and deployed the Special Operations Unit to the site. As a part of the operation, noise flash diversionary devices were used, and the suspect was apprehended without incident.

The incident caused traffic disruptions in the area. Spesutia Road near Cranberry Road was shut down, and Perryman Road remained closed in both directions from around 11:06 a.m. until 2:26 p.m.

This resulted in multiple residents and a delegation of officials visiting Perryman being stranded in their vehicles.

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