Maryland lists Myers at defensive end, his primary position in high school. He has worked mostly with the third-team defense through the early part of preseason practice, but coach Randy Edsall likes what he has seen.
A former University of Maryland honors student accused of contemplating a campus shooting rampage accepted a plea deal Tuesday, and prosecutors said the case was evidence that authorities are responding threats with vigilance.
Police say they thwarted a terror threat by taking into custody a 28-year-old man thought to be planning a mass shooting at a workplace, an incident that for officers was eerily reminiscent of last week's violence at a The Dark Knight Rises screening in Aurora, Colo.
Police in the Baltimore area increased patrols around movie theaters, and local theater owners added security precautions — including banning face masks and fake weapons — after the mass shooting early Friday in suburban Denver sparked fears of copycat attacks.
Owner of Rotunda Cinemas says the shootings in Colorado put a damper on what should be a celebratory event at his theaters. But Ira Miller says he is not adding extra security or requesting police presence. "It's business as usual. But it's somber," he said.
Friday morning's massacre in Colorado at a showing of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," is prompting heightened security measures at screenings around the Baltimore region, including Harford County. "We are aware of the incident in Colorado, discussions have occurred and appropriate planning is in place," Monica Worrell, spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said Friday afternoon.
Hundreds of Batman fans were disappointed early Friday morning when the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the AMC Columbia 14 was canceled because of technical difficulties, according to employees of the theater.