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Police find missing armed man dead in Baltimore County

Police shut down NCR Trail along Paper Mill Road
Police on the lookout for armed man in Baltimore County
Posted at 3:11 PM, May 02, 2022

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. — A missing man, believed to be armed with a gun, was located after an hours-long search.

He was found deceased shortly after 5:00 p.m. The weapon was recovered nearby his body, and investigators believe he took his own life.

The southern-most end of the Northern Central Railroad or NCR Trail along Paper Mill Road was shut down by police in search of 31-year-old Jingyi Deng, who was feared to be armed and on foot.

“We just came up here to do a bike ride and found out that the trail is closed, because of some report of somebody running around with a gun in the neighborhood,” said Dave Wollner of Baltimore.

Deng, who had been spotted in the Cockeysville area, and overnight, a SWAT team converged on a nearby neighborhood along Snowberry Court.

Jingyi Deng

“We had a helicopter over head. We had about five police vehicles. We had dogs,” said Bob Lidston who looked on as the operations continued Monday morning. “I heard from a neighbor that there was somebody inside with a weapon who supposedly had threatened suicide and had left some sort of pinging device inside and that’s why police thought he was inside.”

By mid-day, police had amassed a number of resources outside the Pennsylvania Dutch Market at a shopping center along York Road to aid in the search.

“I certainly don’t want anyone to be troubled,” said Lidston. “And it sounds like its an individual who has some particular problems.”

Police did not say where Deng was found.