A 55-year-old Dundalk man initiated a standoff with police Sunday night after he fired shots inside of his house because either his wife or daughter took a bite out of his grilled cheese sandwich. Police said Daniel Brian Blackwell was responsible for an “hours-long barricade situation” inside his house on East Baltimore Street.
When they arrived on the scene, a woman and three teens ran out of the house and told them that shots had been fired. Blackwell wasn’t as eager to come out of the house, however, and he remained inside the house for roughly three hours before finally coming outside. But even at that point, police said it took pepper balls to take him down because he walked out onto his porch with a “holster of ammunition” around his waist. It was at that moment that Blackwell changed his tone and decided to “surrender peacefully.”