Suspect overpowers, disarms Md. state trooper


By Gus G. Sentementes and Nick Madigan
The Baltimore Sun
 Despite training, officers sometimes lose guns

LAUREL, Md. A man who police said overpowered a Maryland State trooper at a Laurel hospital and escaped with her gun early this morning was captured hours later after a citizen spotted him walking down a road, authorities said.

Maryland State Police spokesman Gregory M. Shipley said after getting the tip police surrounded a shed on Contee Road near U.S. 1 and arrested the man without incident. He was taken back to the same hospital from which he had escaped, Laurel Regional Hospital, for treatment.

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