An upset Baltimore man, Daniel Brian Blackwell, 55, triggered an hours-long standoff with police after opening fire in his home because someone took a bite out of his grilled cheese sandwich.
Baltimore County officers were called to at the home in Dunkirk, Maryland in response to a reported domestic incident later Sunday evening, Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. Shawn Vinson told WBAL-TV.
Blackwell’s wife and three children emerged from the home on East Baltimore street and told cops shot were fired.
Fortunately, neither were struck by gunfire.
“Apparently, the man had made a grilled cheese sandwich and either the wife or the daughter, we’re not exactly sure who, but somebody, one of the females in the house, took a bite of his sandwich, and apparently, that enraged him to the point that he fired shots in the house,” said Vinson.
Despite being equipped with a ammunition holster around his waist, police say Blackwell retreated the house peacefully after barricading himself inside the home for nearly four hours.
Shortly after being taken into custody, Blackwell was taken to a local hospital and given a psych evaluation.
Blackwell has been charged with attempted first- and second- degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and various firearms violations.