University of Maryland Police are searching for a suspect that was armed with a handgun near the Hiker-Biker Trail and Campus Drive Tuesday night, according to a University Police news release.
The incident took place after a University Police officer initiated a traffic stop in the 4500 block of Campus Drive, according to the release. The officer detected the smell of marijuana coming from the driver and vehicle, and while searching the driver, detected what he believed to be a gun.
The driver, who police have identified as 28-year-old Lenox Thomas Mckie Jr. of Washington, ran away from the officer, according to the release. Despite assistance from the Prince George's County Police Department K-9 unit and helicopter, police were unable to locate Mckie.
The officer involved in the traffic stop applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for Mckie, Jr., who faces 14 charges including resisting arrest, handgun on person and failure to obey a lawful order, according to the release.
Police described McKie as a thin, 5-foot-7 black male wearing a white shirt and jeans, according to a University Police notice sent out the night of the incident. McKie, who also has close crop hair and facial hair, was last seen going toward Lakeland Road from Campus Drive in the wooded area.
University Police are asking anyone with information on Mckie Jr.'s location to contact them at 301-405-3555.