BALTIMORE — A man armed with a gun was arrested Wednesday night outside Cross Street Market.
In a tweet, Baltimore Mayoral candidate Thiru Vignarajah said he was inside eating at the time when he saw police chase the armed man through the market.
Our team was getting a bite to eat when an armed officer rushed through the market in pursuit. No community should have to fear gun violence, and every community deserves the appropriate response we saw from police tonight. pic.twitter.com/7RIwWmQ2FG— Thiru Vignarajah (@thiru4baltimore) August 1, 2019
According to Baltimore Police, the suspect was initially wanted on a warrant, and when officers tried to detain him he fled.
After giving chase, officers were able to catch up and tackle the man in the area of Charles and Cross Streets.
A gun was recovered from the suspect on scene.
Police say the suspect is expected to be charged with a handgun violation but is currently at an area hospital with injuries sustained while being taken into custody.
The man's identity has not been released, and it's unclear what he was wanted for.