Man Threatens Frederick County Sheriff’s Deputies With Knife

The man was suffering from a mental health emergency and was throwing furniture out of the windows of his home

Frederick, Md. (DG) – An Ijamsville man was taken into custody early Thursday morning after threatening police with a knife.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 11,000 block of Canary Drive at 1 a.m. for a man suffering from a mental health emergency. Deputies arriving on scene found the suspect outside. He was hostile, made threats, and taunted police with his knife.

The man went back into the residence and began breaking all of the windows out of the house, flooded the basement, and threw furniture out of the windows. At one point he came back outside and threatened deputies, brandishing the knife and making threats. Deputies deployed bean bag rounds at the man, but he retreated back inside.

The SWAT Team arrived to provide support. The man eventually came into the garage without his knife. Deputies, using a police shield, approached him and used a taser and bean bag rounds to detain him.

The man suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. There were no other injuries. Criminal charges are pending.