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UPDATE: Salisbury manhunt continues

SALISBURY, Md. - Authorities continue their active search for a 21-year-old man, who they say is wanted on multiple probation violations and reportedly fled from Somerset County into Wicomico County.

Maryland State Police say on Wednesday, at 11:15 AM, troopers attempted to take Lamont Potter, of Crisfield, into custody for violation of probation charges on possession with intent to distribute narcotics. The encounter apparently happened in the area of  Backbone Road, in Princess Anne. According to authorities, Potter and a female driver were in a 2017 Ram 2500 pickup truck, when the woman reportedly then rammed police and put the vehicle in reverse. Troopers say the woman then exited the truck and Potter got on the driver's side. It is unclear whether she was pushed or got out voluntarily.

At that point, Potter reportedly rammed the truck into another police vehicle, disabling the police car. He then reportedly hit a UMES road sign and fled the scene by driving through a ditch heading northbound to Salisbury, on Route 13. Law enforcement reports that no one was injured and this investigation is ongoing. Once in Salisbury, about 15 minutes later, authorities report that Potter abandoned the truck in the area of Route 13 and South Salisbury Boulevard, fleeing on foot.

As the chase stretched into Wicomico County, school officials say they have now lifted the shelter in place status that was placed on James M. Bennett High School and Prince Street Elementary, in Salisbury.

Law enforcement says this an active search and the suspect is not in custody.

47ABC will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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Wicomico County school officials say the shelter in place status has been lifted from local schools after an incident, in Salisbury. James M. Bennett High School and Prince Street Elementary were apparently put on shelter in place status around 12:12 PM. According to law enforcement, the incident is remains under investigation and there is an active search for the suspect.

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Police are currently looking for a wanted suspect and investigating an incident behind a store, in Salisbury.

The Salisbury Police Department says, on Wednesday, they are currently on the scene and looking for a wanted suspect in connection to an incident behind ACME, off of South Salisbury Boulevard and Eastern Shore Drive. Authorities say that they are looking for a suspect who is wanted on a number of probation violation and drug charges.

The incident reportedly started in Princess Anne, and police say that the man was initially in a truck but they are now looking for the man who is believed to be on foot. Officials report that there is no threat to the public but this is an active search. It's unclear if the man is armed.

According to Wicomico County school officials, James M. Bennett High School and Prince Street Elementary were put in shelter in place status around 12:12 PM.

47ABC is heading to the scene and will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.


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