Maryland Transportation Authority Police Tase Suicidal Woman After I-95 Pursuit


Maryland State Police were alerted to a woman threatening suicide traveling along Interstate 95.

Around 1:30 p.m. Maryland State Police received a report of a 63-year-old New Jersey woman, who was reported as missing. While at the Chesapeake House, the woman contacted her brother. A short time later, police spotted her vehicle on I-95.

The woman was driving southbound on I-95, when troopers tried to conduct a traffic stop. The woman continued driving and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police joined in the pursuit. Stop sticks were deployed right before the Fort McHenry Tunnel, police said.

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Once the vehicle entered the tunnel, it came to a stop. The woman had two large knives on her persons when she exited her vehicle. In an effort to subdue the woman, an MdTA officer deployed a Taser, but the woman still managed to cut her wrist, police said.

After the woman was apprehended, she was transported to the John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Two lanes of the tunnel were temporarily closed due to the incident.

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