Police are searching for 24-year –old David Emory Linthicum (pictured here). He is "armed and dangerous," police say.

UPDATE (2/10): The man accused of shooting two police officers is in custody as of early Friday morning, the Harford County Sherriff’s Office reported.

Police said they were called to the Cockeysville home of David Emory Linthicum, 24, on Wednesday after a 911 call about a “person in crisis.” Police said Linthicum shot one of the officers who arrived at his home before escaping. Authorities reported he was armed and advised anyone who spotted Linthicum to not approach him and to call 911.

The officer, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital. He was released Wednesday and is in “good spirits.”

On Wednesday, police searched for Linthicum in wooded areas near his home. The search continued throughout Thursday and into the early morning hours Friday, reaching into Harford County.

Linthicum allegedly shot a second officer on Thursday, who was flown to Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The detective is in stable condition but is on life support, The Baltimore Banner reported.

Select schools in Baltimore and Harford counties were closed Thursday amid police’s search for Linthicum.

All Baltimore County Public Schools are open Friday.

In Harford County, closures remain in place for Youth’s Benefit Elementary School, Fallston Middle School, and Fallston High School.

“BCPS will continue to work closely with Baltimore County Police with the safety and security of our students and staff as our first and most important priority,” Baltimore County Public Schools spokesman Charles Herndon said in a statement Thursday. “Decisions about school status will be made in consultation with and at the advice of law enforcement, and they will be communicated promptly to our school communities and the public.”

The closures also affected all after-school programming, Herndon said.

The public schools are: 

  • Dulaney High School
  • Cockeysville Middle School
  • Warren Elementary School
  • Mays Chapel Elementary School 
  • Pot Spring Elementary School
  • Padonia Elementary School

The Archdiocese of Baltimore also closed the St. Joseph School on Thursday.

The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks announced Thursday afternoon that the following offices and sites are closed, and that programs and activities at those locations are canceled:

  • Recreation and parks Headquarters Building
  • Carroll Manor Elementary School
  • Cockeysville Middle School
  • Dulaney High School
  • Hereford High School
  • Jacksonville Elementary School
  • Lutherville Lab
  • Mays Chapel Elementary School
  • Padonia International Elementary School/Cockeysville RAC
  • Pot Spring Elementary School
  • Ridgely Middle School
  • Sparks Elementary School
  • Timonium Elementary School
  • Warren Elementary School
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Tim Swift

Tim Swift is a local freelance writer and the former features editor for the Baltimore Sun.

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  1. Hmmm, I’m glad that police could SAFELY apprehend him with out harming him. Even though he shot two police and other bystanders. Only looking for him for 2+ days…Hmmm, NOW, if he were black…do you think that they police would have been so kind and considerate? Is it to say there are different ways that “justice” is served in Baltimore? Hmmmm…..

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