Armed rape suspect took hostages in a Baltimore Burger King

BALTIMORE (CBS News) — Baltimore Police surrounded a Burger King after a suspect wanted on rape charges fled a traffic stop and took hostages inside the fast food restaurant Sunday. The situation was eventually resolved without any injuries, police say.

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 girl. An adult hostage was released early Sunday afternoon, and police announced shortly before 4 p.m. that the two other adults were released. About an hour later, the girl was released as well.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

**Photo via CBS News from CBS Baltimore

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