Maryland man allegedly threatens to kill officer, barrels through lobby of police station in his vehicle

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Source: Havre de Grace police

May. 25 2021, Published 8:25 a.m. ET

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A man in Maryland who threatened to kill a cop tried to mow down several officers before driving his vehicle through the front of a police station, causing extensive damage, authorities said.

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On May 23 just after 9:30 p.m., Timothy Joel Jackson Kahl allegedly phoned police in Havre de Grace and warned he was on his way to slay a police officer.

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Based on inforatmion gathered in the call, authorities were able to track down 24-year-old Kahl, who was "driving erratically" near his home.

When authorities attempted to make contact with Kahl, police said that “he struck several parked vehicles and tried to run over the officers before fleeing the area.”

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Kahl then headed in his vehicle to the Havre de Grace Police Department, where he struck a parked car. Surveillance video shows he then jumped the curb in his automobile, ramming it through the station’s front doors and into the building’s lobby.

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“He exited his vehicle, and as he came back out of the front doors, he tried to attack officers,” police said.

Officers subdued Kahl with a taser and placed him under arrest. He was then transported to Harford Memorial Hospital.

Kahl faces multiple charges in connection with the incident, including attempted first-degree murder, assault, and reckless endangerment.

“We are grateful that no one was injured in this incident,” police said.

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