Details Emerge in Perry Hall Apartments Standoff
Weeks after the Dec. 1 standoff, a police report reveals the suspect's name.
What began as an afternoon burglary at the Perry Hall Apartments on Dec. 1, resulted in a barricade, a suicide attempt and a two-hour standoff with police, according to a police report.
Patch reported the incident from the scene, shortly after the Baltimore County Police's Tactical Team surrounded the complex, blocking off entry to vehicles. A police report now reveals the suspect's name and details of his suicide attempt while barricaded inside of an apartment on the 8700 block of Blairwood Road.
Douglas Charles Gibson, 49, a resident of East Orange Court in Parkville, broke a window and entered the apartment at about 2:45 p.m., said police. The victim, a resident of the apartment with no relationship to the suspect, then called police. Officers believed the suspect to be armed while he barricaded himself inside of the apartment, according to the report.
Over the course of about two hours, police blocked off entry to the complex, several officers from the Parkville and White Marsh precincts arrived on the scene and three ambulances responded.
Gibson, meanwhile, caused about $5,000 worth of structural and property damage to the apartment. He eventually cut his wrists in an attempt to commit suicide, according to the report.
The tactical team entered and arrested the suspect at about 4:45 p.m., officials said. He was found unarmed and the team did not find a weapon after searching the apartment, according to the report.
Gibson was charged with first-degree burglary.