Person of Interest in Custody Following Shelter in Place in Rockville Community Tuesday Night

by MCS Staff

A person of interest is in custody after a ‘Community Alert’ was put out at approximately 10:15 pm (and lifted at 11:45pm) on Tuesday night due to heavy police activity in the Rose Hill Falls community and surrounding streets in the area of Great Falls Road in Rockville. At the time, all residents were told they “should shelter in place immediately until further notice.” The community is located near Rockville Town Center.

Residents reported heavy police presence, closed roads, and a low flying helicopter with a search light on the scene after a Rockville resident called the police after for what was believed to be a person with a gun in their backyard at approximately 9:45pm.

At 11:30 pm, Rockville Police provided an update stating that “there is no active shooter, no injuries or shots fired.” At that time, police continued to search the community after a call for a man believed to have a gun was seen in a homeowner’s yard. Out of caution, police asked the Rose Hill Falls community and surrounding streets on Great Falls Road to continue to shelter in place.

The shelter in place was lifted and all roads were reopened at 11:45 pm when Rockville Police announced that a person of interest was taken into custody.

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