After an alleged altercation with his girlfriend Sunday night, an Edgewood man is in custody at the Harford County Detention Center, with bail set at $1 million, police said.
David McCracken, 44, is facing multiple charges, including assault and gun violations.
McCracken was watching football with his girlfriend and her brother in the apartment they shared on the 900 block of Cedar Crest Court North when "suddenly and for an unknown reason" he hit his girlfriend, threw her to the ground and began choking her, she told police.
She was able to break free and went to a neighbor's apartment, police said. After she returned and found McCracken armed with a shotgun, she went back to the neighbor's and called police.
Deputies were called to the apartment in Edgewood at approximately 7 p.m. for harassment, Edward Hopkins, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said.
Hopkins said that when officers arrived at 7:12 p.m., McCracken's girlfriend, who had visible bruises and marks on her, said her boyfriend had just fired a round.
Deputies called for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, which surrounded the building.
McCracken walked out of the apartment and was arrested without incident, Hopkins said. He was reportedly wearing military fatigues and a tactical vest.
McCracken has been charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, having an unregistered weapon, firing a weapon in a residence and firing a weapon within 150 yards of a residence.
Hopkins said McCracken was also wanted on an arrest warrant from Baltimore City for driving on a suspended license, which added $2,000 to his $1 million bail.
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