Response from Legislators to Threat Against Maryland State House

Threat Targets Maryland State House

An anonymous phone threat targeting the Maryland State House prompted a lockdown and shelter-in-place that has since been lifted, officials confirmed.

Swift Response by Law Enforcement

Annapolis Police received the threatening call, prompting notifications to the Maryland Capitol Police, Maryland State Police, Anne Arundel County Police, and security personnel in the House and Senate buildings. Subsequently, the Maryland State House, Government House, and House and Senate Office Buildings were placed on lockdown and shelter-in-place.

Gradual Evacuation and Clearing of Threats

Law enforcement responded promptly to the threat, leading to the gradual evacuation of the State House while conducting thorough sweeps of the premises. Fortunately, no suspicious items were found, and the grounds were deemed clear of potential threats.

Gratitude Towards First Responders

Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson expressed his appreciation for the swift and professional actions taken by the State Police, Capital Police, and all first responders involved in ensuring everyone’s safety during the incident.

Reaction from Elected Officials

Maryland Governor Wes Moore, along with the lieutenant governor and senate president, were escorted from the building during the lockdown. Governor Moore expressed gratitude towards the law enforcement agencies for securing the State House Grounds and keeping everyone safe during the tense situation.

Concerns Amidst Peaceful Resolution

While the lockdown ended peacefully and no suspects or suspicious items were found, many individuals, including Maryland Delegate Michele Guyton and former Senator John Pica, expressed concerns over the incident occurring in the midst of a legislative session.

Despite the unsettling events, the safety protocols and swift responses from law enforcement agencies helped ensure a secure environment at the Maryland State House.

Read More of this Story at – 2024-03-01 04:15:06

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