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7/15/2019 11:12:00 AM
Police: Officer, suspect shot at Baltimore treatment center

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer was shot as well as a suspect Monday at a drug treatment center, police said.

Baltimore police said in a statement that the police officer was taken to a hospital. The Baltimore Sun reports multiple people were being carried out on stretchers from the treatment center.

Police didn’t release the condition of the officer or the suspect. No other details were immediately released. Baltimore police say they were planning to hold a news conference.

George Dowler, 61, told the newspaper he was waiting for his daily methadone treatment when he heard gunshots inside a counselor’s office. Dowler said he saw another patient emerge from the office holding a counselor at gunpoint and demanding that he be led into an area where the drug is kept.

Another witness, Neil Kavanaugh, told The Sun that several people were brought out on stretchers, including a police officer. Kavanaugh, 51, said the officer appeared to be alert and was talking. But he said another person appeared to be receiving CPR.

Pippy Scott, 65, told the newspaper a man with a silver gun walked by her counselor’s office inside the treatment center. She said she watched through the office window as the man banged on the door of an office and yelled for methadone. Scott said the man then held a gun to the head of an employee.

The counselor whom Scott was talking to tried to intervene.





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