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Man formally charged for threatening demonstrators with bat in front of Vince's Crabhouse

Posted at 9:10 AM, Jun 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 16:35:40-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Baltimore County Police have formally charged a suspect after he threatened demonstrators with a bat in front of Vince's Crabhouse on Saturday.

According to police, the suspect, who appeared intoxicated, retrieved a bat from his car after getting into a verbal exchange with the demonstrators in the 600 block of Compass Road at about 5:16 p.m. Saturday.

52-year-old Keith Francis Duvall is charged with second degree assault, disorderly conduct, and driving under the influence of alcohol after an officer in the area observed him park near the demonstrators and engage them in a verbal exchange.

Officers were already present and intervened when the suspect approached the demonstrators with the bat.

After detecting the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Duvall's breath, he was administered sobriety tests and placed under arrest.

Duvall was taken to an area hospital for treatment of an undisclosed medical condition and released on his own recognizance Wednesday following a bail review hearing.