By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun
6:41 PM EDT, October 17, 2012
A New York man wanted for murder was stopped by police after a fixed license plate reader on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County alerted authorities to his location.
Keith Howard, 63, of Astoria, N.Y., was stopped by a Maryland Transportation Authority officer after a license plate reader near the Fort McHenry Tunnel detected his license plate Oct. 10, said transportation authority spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green.
Howard's vehicle had been flagged by New York authorities, who identified him as a suspect in stabbing death of his tenant, Karla Shah Boguwalski, 39, on Oct. 2, according to The New York Daily News, which first reported the story.
Green said Howard was also speeding when the officer stopped his blue 2003 Acura.
Inside the vehicle, police found a 9mm Lorcin semi-automatic handgun and a knife, Green said. Police impounded the car for evidence.
New York detectives questioned Howard, who was taken to the county detention center. He remains in Maryland until an extradition hearing, according to the Daily News.
Howard faces charges in Maryland, including having a handgun in a vehicle, in addition to charges in New York.
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