(Update 5:05 p.m.)— A shooting occurred during a Wednesday afternoon struggle between a Baltimore County police officer and a hospitalized prisoner at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson.
A gun, which belongs to the officer, was shot into a wall, according to a Baltimore County Police Department statement. There were no reported injuries.
Police said the scuffle began at around 2:34 p.m. when hospital staff found a needle hidden in the clothing of the prisoner, a man arrested for burglary.
According to the statement, the officer intervened when the prisoner grabbed a medical staff person. The officer and prisoner then reportedly fought over the officer's gun.
Police said pepper spray was also in the incident.
Other officers responded to the scene, and were able to subdue the prisoner.
The prisoner was being treated in the emergency room, according to the statement. The officer was guarding the prisoner.
The investigation is ongoing.
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