Armed Rape Suspect Holding Hostages in Baltimore Burger King

Baltimore Police have a Burger King surrounded after a suspect wanted on rape charges fled a traffic stop and took hostages inside the fast food restaurant Sunday.

The suspect was stopped around 11 a.m. after officers recognized him, according to Baltimore police spokesperson T.J. Smith. The suspect allegedly fled police, who gave chase until the suspect’s car collided with another vehicle.

Police say the suspect then ran into the Burger King and took four hostages, including a 7-year-old. An adult hostage was released Sunday afternoon, but three others remain in the restaurant, reports CBS Baltimore.

Smith did not say if police know how many others are in the restaurant. The suspect’s name was not released.

“Our ultimate goal is to end this peacefully for all parties,” Smith said.

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