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Police chase former Ner Israel student accused of trying to run over staff member

Police: Former Ner Israel student targeted staff member, tried running them over with car
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Posted at 12:29 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 12:33:52-04

PIKESVILLE, Md — A former student at Ner Israel Rabbinical College is in custody after allegedly trying to run over a staff member.

It all started around 7 a.m. Tuesday, when Baltimore County Police received a call near campus in the 400 block of Mt. Wilson Lane, for a car driving erratically trying to run people over.

The caller said the vehicle was a black Nissan, and gave police its tag number.

Responding officers spotted the car and tried pulling it over on Reisterstown Road near Mt. Wilson Lane, but it fled.

After a brief chase, police stopped the car at Reisterstown and Fallstaff roads.

Police say the suspect refused to get out of the car, so officers were forced to shatter the driver’s side window to take him into custody. During the incident, one officer suffered a non-life threatening injury and was taken to Shock Trauma as a precaution.

Investigators found out that the suspect was a former student at Ner Israel Rabbinical College, and targeted at least one school staff member with the vehicle. Luckily that victim was not hurt.

Detectives are interviewing several witnesses related to the incident, and have not released any motive in the case.

The suspect's name is being withheld until he's formally charged.