logo for print

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.

Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Md. man shot by police after holding knife to infant daughter

Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2017 PoliceOne.com. All rights reserved.