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Date: Jul 21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2016
 
 

MDTA POLICE APPREHEND MAN WIELDING KNIFE AT BALTIMORE CONVENIENCE STORE

 
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police apprehended a man who was assaulting a woman with a knife yesterday in the Royal Farms store parking lot on Holabird Avenue in Baltimore.
 
MDTA Police Officers apprehended Mark Edward Commodore, 49, of Frankford Avenue in Baltimore after they observed him swinging a knife with a four-inch blade and lunging toward a woman in the parking lot. The woman was defending herself with a broom handle when the MDTA Police were driving near the store just before noon yesterday.
 
Officers ordered Commodore to drop the knife, and after the second order, Commodore threw the knife into bushes next to the officers. They ordered Commodore to the ground and took him into custody without further incident. The victim stated that Commodore had been harassing store customers prior to the assault.
 
Commodore was charged with first- and second-degree assault and a weapons violation. After processing, MDTA Police Officers transported him to the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Facility for an appearance before a District Court Commissioner. He was held on $350,000 bail.
The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the state, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels; at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2016
 
 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL 5K RUN/WALK

Register Today at tunnelrun.org & Support Special Olympics

 

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will host the eighth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 18, to benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD). The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will take participants on an out-and-back course through the northbound right tunnel tube.
 
“The MDTA Police is proud of its long-standing partnership with SOMD,” said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones. “The SOMD athletes inspire us with their determination and courage, and it’s an honor for us as law enforcement to support SOMD in providing opportunities for these dedicated athletes.”
 
To register, to form a team or to support a registered runner/walker, visit tunnelrun.org. Awards will be presented in various categories, including numerous age groups for men and women. Participants are invited to a post-race celebration sponsored by SOMD. The entry fee is $35 through Sept. 15 and $40 thereafter.
 
All northbound Interstate 95 traffic will be directed through the tunnel’s northbound left tube until the conclusion of the event at about noon. Minimal traffic impact is expected.
 
As avid supporters of SOMD, the MDTA Police participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and previously hosted the MDTA Police Plane Pull at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
 
The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the state, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels; at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

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