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UPDATE: Suspect in custody, Route 50 in Kent Island back open

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Posted at 9:49 AM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 12:50:41-04

KENT ISLAND, Md. — Both directions of Route 50 were closed on Kent Island earlier today due to police activity.

At 11:15 a.m., the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Department said a suspect is in custody and Westbound Route 50 on Kent Island is back open.

Police located a passenger vehicle that matched an Anne Arundel County Police BOLO (be on the lookout) for a vehicle with a single occupant. Officers tried to stop the car and the driver would not comply. Finally, the driver stopped on eastbound US 50 near Exit 39.

Traffic was backed up for miles near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and people were asked to avoid the area.

MDTA Police and crisis negotiators were on-scene and worked to bring a safe resolution to this situation and the individual is now in custody.

For US 50/Bay Bridge traffic updates, call 1-877-BAYSPAN (229-7726).

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