Man who shot at police in custody

arrest made

A suicidal Maryland man who shot at police in York County this morning is in custody at Adams County Prison.

Pennsylvania State Police apprehended Gregory Michael Kalinyak of Gaithersburg, Md., in a heavily wooded area off of US 15 mile marker 27.7 after he fled into the woods after an exchange of gunfire shortly after midnight.

Maryland’s Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department contacted PSP Tuesday night asking them to try to locate Kalinyak and do a welfare check.

Kalinyak had reportedly left his Gaithersburg with a handgun and was suicidal. His vehicle was north-bound on US15 in Adams County. Troopers saw the vehicle at 12:09 a.m., and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. A pursuit started, crossing into both the north and south bound lanes. Troopers set up spike strips at mile marker 27.7 in York County in an attempt to end the chase. Kalinyak’s vehicle stopped after running over the strips.

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Kalinyak got out of the vehicle and began shooting at troopers, hitting a patrol vehicle. Troopers returned fire and Kalinyak fled into a heavily wooded area at the side of rhe road.

Multiple state and local law enforcement agencies set up a perimeter to locate Kalinyak. He was located and taken into custody at 2:13 a.m. without incident. There were no injuries as a result of the incident, police said.

Kalinyak was taken to Adams County Prison, but as of Wednesday afternoon online court records did not show charges having been filed against him.

PSP did not provide information about his whereabouts or his mental state today.

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