An armed man upset someone took a bite out of his grilled-cheese sandwich triggered an hours-long barricade situation Sunday evening in Dundalk, Baltimore County police said.
Cpl. Shawn Vinson said officers were called around 5 p.m. for a domestic dispute at a house in the 7100 block of East Baltimore Street. A woman and three teenagers came out of the house and told officers that shots had been fired. Vinson said no one was hit by the gunfire.
“We do have evidence that the weapon was fired,” Vinson said.
Police later found a loaded, lever-action long gun with a chambered round placed just inside the front door.
Police said the suspect, Daniel Brian Blackwell, 55, remained inside the house alone until he came outside about three hours later.
Police said the standoff ended when Blackwell — who was wearing a holster of ammunition around his waist but was not carrying a weapon at the time — stepped out on the porch, allowing officers to use pepper balls to subdue him and bring him into custody.