Man who shot at Anne Arundel police in 22 hour standoff charged

The man police say shot at officers during 22-hour standoff near Annapolis has been released from the hospital and formally charged, police said Tuesday.

Samuel Miller, 35, of Red Cedar Road in the lower Broadneck Peninsula, was released from the hospital Tuesday and charged with five counts of first-degree assault, five counts of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, malicious destruction of property over $1,000, discharging a firearm, and other related charges, police wrote.

Miller is being held without bond at the Jennifer Road Detention Center.

Police said Miller called the department on Feb 19, saying he had taken illegal drugs and was home alone. He barricaded himself inside his house on Red Cedar Road and shot at responding police officers. None was injured and officers did not return fire, the department said.

Police said he described seeing hallucinations to a dispatcher and may have been suicidal. Miller was taken for emergency evaluation at a hospital, where he was until Tuesday.

Miller was convicted of threatening police with a knife in 2016 after he confronted three county police officers who responded to complaints that he was acting incoherently on a street in Arnold. Some of the charges were later dropped, and Miller was sentenced to a brief jail term and probation that included treatment for drugs.

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