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Armed suspect was on board a MTA bus in Baltimore County, according to police

Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 14, 2020

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — Baltimore County Police was on the scene of a working incident involving an armed suspect.

According to Tweets, the suspect was the only person on a MTA bus in the area of W. Ridgely Road and Francke Avenue.

Baltimore County Police say they have charged Kevin Thompson Jr, 38, from the 100 block of Northwood Dr 21093 with firearm possession with a felony conviction, loaded handgun on person and several other weapons violations.

On Friday, a MTA bus driver pulled into the bus loop at the end of West Ridgely Road. Police say the driver walked through the bus to make sure it was empty since it was the end of the line.

Thompson was lying down on the seats asleep when the driver noticed the handle of a firearm in his waistband. At that moment suspect Thompson woke up and yelled that he was going to kill her then he went back to sleep. The driver left the bus and called 911.

Baltimore County Tactical unit responded and were able to take suspect Thompson into custody. The gun was recovered hidden under the seat. There were no other passengers on the bus.

He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status.