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Police say Manchester man taken into custody after firing shots

Maryland State Police said a Carroll County man was taken into custody Sunday after he allegedly fired a shot in the early morning hours and initially refused to come out of his house.

At about 3:45 a.m., troopers from the Westminster Barrack responded to a call for shots fired at a residence in the 4200 block of Hanover Pike. Police said for reasons unknown, 31-year-old Jordan A. Ecker was agitated and fired one shot into a wall and another into the floor. No one was injured.


Police believe he passed out a short time later. A friend in the residence told police that once Ecker passed out, he had secured the weapons.

Police said they believed additional weapons were in the house, so troopers, with help from the Carroll County Sheriff Department, established a perimeter and called for the Special Tactical Assault Team Element and State Police Hostage Recovery Team negotiators. Investigators, with the help of family and friends, contacted Ecker and resolved the situation peacefully.


Shortly before 7 a.m. today, he was taken into custody and was transported to Carroll Hospital Center for evaluation. Police said he will be charged with reckless endangerment. There were no injuries. Police investigators on Sunday were searching the residence for additional weapons.

Hanover Pike was closed for approximately three and half hours.

Staff reports