Anne Arundel police have charged a 34-year-old
man with assault and reckless driving and are seeking a 41-year-old woman in connection with the incident that occurred Wednesday evening in Severn.
of the 200 block Woodhill Drive was arrested at his residence and remains in custody.
Officers were called to the Walmart in the 400 block of George Clauss Blvd. at 11:21 p.m. for a report of an intoxicated driver in the parking lot. They were met by three female victims, one 30 years old and the other two both 19.
The victims told police that the suspect sped toward them and tried to strike them with his car, as they stood on the lot. Police said the suspect got out of the car and shouted obscenities and racial slurs at the women. A passerby tried to intervene, but the suspect displayed a knife and threatened him and the women, police said. The suspect returned to the car and again attempted to strike one of the women. A female passenger in his car punched and shoved another victim.
The suspect and passenger fled but later returned to the same location. The suspect implied he had a gun in the car, before leaving the scene a second time, police said.
Detectives have asked the State's Attorney to determine if any additional charges are warranted. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Western District at 410-222-6155.