Michael L. Roberts arrested after attempting to assault police officer

7:34 PM, Oct 30, 2013   |    comments
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DAMASCUS, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 34-year-old man is in custody after assaulting an officer with a gun, police said. 

Michael L. Roberts of the 24100 block of Newbury Road in Gaithersburg has been charged with one count of irst-degree assault and one count of reckless endangerment.'

The incident happened in Damascus around 5:19 p.m. at the 24100 block of Newbury Road when a woman called Police reporting that her daughter's boyfriend was acting violently and damaging their home. They were able to escape. When Police arrived the suspect exited the front door with a loaded gun after which the officer had to use his gun, police said.

The suspect was not injured and has been released on bond, police said. 


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