Md. man shot by police after holding knife to infant daughter
By Greg Garland
The Baltimore Sun
A man who forced his way into his estranged girlfriend's Kent County apartment and held their 2-year-old daughter and a butcher knife while keeping police at bay was shot in the arm by a Rock Hall officer early yesterday, authorities said.
Clifton L. Blanchfield Jr., 25, refused orders to drop the knife and continued to lunge at a group of officers even after two attempts to disable him with a Taser stun gun, according to Rock Hall City Police Chief Steve Moore and a spokesman for Maryland State Police.
The incident took place about 1:30 a.m. at an apartment Blanchfield and his girlfriend had been sharing in the 300 block of Hadaway Drive, according to Sgt. Russell Newell, a spokesman for state police, which is investigating the shooting.