William Davis

Report of armed person at Harford Community College leads to panic and quick police response, but no suspect

Report of armed person at Harford Community College leads to panic and quick police response, but no suspect

Days after a lone gunman shot a congressman at a Virginia baseball field, the sight of a suspicious man sparked panic Saturday at a youth baseball tournament in Harford County.

Hundreds of people ran screaming from a pair of ballfields at Harford Community College, witnesses and police said, after someone shouted that a masked man at the perimeter had a gun.

More than 50 law enforcement officials — including a SWAT team and a helicopter — from five different agencies descended on the tournament within minutes, but they never found a suspect.

"We're not saying this is not real or a hoax. We're treating it as real," said Maj. William Davis, chief of police...

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