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Police shut down I-695 at Providence Road to investigate suspicious rental truck

Posted: 1:52 PM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 08:55:22-04
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(WMAR) — Maryland State Highway Administration have reopened lanes on I-695 at Providence Road after it was shut down due to police activity on Tuesday.

According to Baltimore County Police, officers closed both directions at the junction to investigate a suspicious rental truck stopped on the highway.

Officials report that an officer attempted to stop the truck on I-83 for speeding when it began to flee from police and ran out of gas. The officer was alarmed by significant damage on the truck and called for a K9/Hazardous Devices Team to investigate, which caused the road closure.

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Police reopened the roadway moments after an investigation into the incident.

It is unknown at this time what the suspicious activity was.