The Anne Arundel County Police SWAT team was tied up on a protective detail with the Secret Service on Friday afternoon, prompting the FBI to respond to a family disturbance call that ended with an allegedly suicidal man fatally shot by officers.
It was the first shooting involving Baltimore-area FBI agents since 2014; they typically would not respond to a barricade involving a domestic situation.
County police said Monday they could not disclose additional information about the Secret Service detail. They previously said their SWAT team was busy elsewhere when the family disturbance call came in, but declined to provide details on the county SWAT team’s whereabouts.
The Secret Service did not respond to questions Monday about what event county police were involved with.
The shooting incident began Friday around 2 p.m., when county police received a call for a report of family violence and a shot being fired inside a house near the end of Gloria Avenue, near the BWI Technology Park.
Anne Arundel Police Sgt. Jacklyn Davis said police officers saw the man on a screened-in porch, holding a handgun, and he fired several shots but struck no one. Police did not return fire at that time, Davis said.
Davis said the man threatened to commit suicide, and a police negotiation team was called to the scene. Later, the FBI tactical team was called. Davis said authorities had arranged for the FBI to be on standby given the county team’s Secret Service assignment.
The man emerged from the house, moved onto the driveway of the home and was struck in an exchange of gunfire. Davis said both county officers and FBI personnel fired, and it was unclear who fired the fatal shots.
Police have not released the man’s name or other details.