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Date: May 2018

At 8:10 a.m. Baltimore County Fire and EMS crews were dispatched to the Westside Men's Shelter at 309 Redwood Circle in Catonsville for a report of a medical emergency. 

As fire crews entered the building, meters alerted the presence of a potentially hazardous gas.  Additional crews, including the Baltimore County Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Team, were called to the scene to assist.  Their meters confirmed the presence of abnormally high levels of a potentially hazardous gas.  

Crews immediately evacuated 67 clients from the facility.  

An additional person, an elderly man, was found deceased in a dormitory.  It is unclear at this point whether his death was related to the potentially hazardous gases; there was virtually no gas detected in his dormitory.  

One of the 67 clients was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.  

Baltimore County Property Management and Baltimore Gas and Electric are on scene assisting BCoFD in efforts to determine the source of the gas.  

Arrangements are being made to relocate the remaining clients of the facility.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 1400 block of Wentworth Road, 21234 in the Towson Precinct around 1 p.m. today. A 34-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound was located and treated at a local hospital. He is expected to survive his injury.

The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with Information is asked to contact Police at 410-307-2020.

The 3rd Annual Sergeant Marvin T. Haw IV Boating Safety Day is set for Saturday, June 2 at Wilson Point Park, 950 Beech Drive, Middle River 21220. The event is sponsored by the Baltimore County Police Marine Unit, the Essex Precinct, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, the United States Coast Guard and other agencies.

Families, boaters and non-boaters are invited to the event that begins at 11 a.m. and finishes at 4 p.m.

While the “Sober Boater, Safe Boater” theme focuses on the dangers of mixing alcohol and operating a boat, we encourage everyone to think about safety in all aspects of boating. That includes wearing flotation devices while on the water.

Visitors are encouraged to participate in water safety demonstrations, enjoy food from local vendors and meet with local marine businesses. There will be prizes and an opportunity to participate in the MR SUP (Middle River Stand Up Paddle) Family Fun Paddle.

Visit the Boating Safety Day Facebook page to learn more.

Join us. It’s time to go boating!

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017