OWINGS MILLS, Md. - An FBI agent fatally shot a person in Owings Mills Friday afternoon, Cpl. John Wachter, a spokesman with the Baltimore County Police Department, said.
The incident was first reported in the 9700 block of Reisterstown Road at about 4:42 p.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. At least one agent fired on the suspect, who as of 8 p.m. Friday had not been identified.
An FBI spokeswoman later confirmed agents were involved in the shooting however, "we cannot release any further information at this time because it is a pending investigation," Amy Thoreson, an FBI spokeswoman, said in a release.
Baltimore County police and FBI agents are coordinating an investigation.
Garrison Forest School, which is located about a mile away from the site of the shooting, ordered school personnel to shelter in place, according to a message sent out from Head of School Peter O'Neill.
Dear Garrison Forest Parents,
I am writing to inform you of a serious police incident that occurred in the vicinity of the campus on Reisterstown Road on the access road to Wal-Mart. The incident occurred this afternoon after classes at approximately 4:40 p.m.
Police used deadly force, which resulted in the fatality of a criminal suspect. The campus was immediately cleared, and the alarm was sounded for “Shelter in Place.” We received confirmation from Baltimore County police that the situation was secure at approximately 4:55 p.m., at which time we sounded the “All Clear” signal.
At no time was there a threat to our campus or students. As more details become available, we will share them.
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