ANNAPOLIS — Two men were arrested Monday night in the waning hours of the 2014 General Assembly session after a fight broke out in a legislative office building.
Maryland Capitol Police released scant details on the incident.
“There was an altercation in the House Office Building this evening,” according to a statement released by Maryland Capitol Police Chief Mike Wilson. “Two adult males were arrested by the Maryland Capitol Police and offered medical treatment. No elected officials were involved. The investigation is ongoing.”
One man believed to be involved in the altercation was seen being escorted from the office building in handcuffs. A second person was taken from a rear entrance and placed in an ambulance.
Del. John Cluster, R-Baltimore County, said the incident occurred on the fourth floor of the building that houses offices of many of the 141 members of the House of Delegates.
Cluster said elected officials were asked to remain in their offices for a short time before being allowed to resume legislative activities.
In 2002, a police chase caused a lockdown of legislative chambers and offices after gunshots struck the office door of the same building. The shots were fired by state troopers who were in pursuit of a truck that had been reported taken from a seafood business without permission.
No one was injured in that incident.