The Latest: Schools to open on time, following officer death

The Latest: Schools to open on time, following officer death
Tactical police stage in a Safeway parking lot on Belair Road near Chapel Road in response to the death of a Baltimore County police officer in Perry Hall, Md., May 21, 2018. Rifle-toting police swarmed into the Baltimore suburb where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for suspects believed to be armed after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a police officer in Baltimore County, Maryland (all times local):

5:50 a.m.

Schools in Baltimore County, Maryland, are set to open on time Tuesday, a day after the slaying of a police officer forced teachers and students to stay inside their school buildings.

School officials tweeted overnight that all of the county’s public schools would open on time. They said additional police would be on hand at Perry Hall area schools, and additional student support services would also be available there.

Meanwhile, authorities continued searching for suspects believed to be armed and dangerous after a female officer was fatally wounded while investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle in a greater Baltimore suburb.

Baltimore County Police Cpl. Shawn Vinson said Monday evening that heavily armed police — backed by trained dogs and aircraft — were conducting the wide manhunt in and around Perry Hall, Maryland, where the office was fatally injured Monday afternoon.

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12:01 a.m.

Police say they are searching overnight for suspects believed to be armed and dangerous after the death of a female officer killed while investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle in a greater Baltimore suburb.

Baltimore County Police Cpl. Shawn Vinson said Monday evening that heavily armed police — backed by trained dogs and aircraft — were conducting the wide manhunt in and around Perry Hall, Maryland, where the office was fatally injured Monday afternoon.

The police spokesman says “the dark will not hamper our investigation.”

Witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer being run over by a Jeep Monday afternoon. The officer, who wasn’t immediately identified, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Vinson says officers recovered the suspects’ abandoned Jeep. He wouldn’t confirm if the vehicle was used to injure the officer.