Police Charge Suspect in Attempted Kidnapping in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police officials have to extradite the suspect from Washington, DC.


A DC man who impersonated a police officer during an attempted kidnapping in Silver Spring will be extradited to face charges, according to Montgomery County police officials.

Rodney Murell, 31, of the 3600 block of Martin Luther King Avenue was identified as the attempted kidnapping suspect while he was being treated at a hospital in Washington.

On Friday about 1:30 p.m., police officers in the Third District were dispatched to the McDonalds at 8407 Colesville Rd. after a report of an attempted kidnapping.

A man identifying himself as a police officer walked into the Silver Spring fast-food restaurant, grabbed a 13-year-old waiting at the counter, and attempted to drag him outside, according to police. A security officer in the restaurant intervened and stopped the kidnapping.

Montgomery County detectives were tipped off Sunday that a man matching the description of the suspect was being treated at a Washington medical facility. After interviewing Murell, police officers obtained a warrant for his arrest, police said.

After medical treatment, Montgomery County police officials will extradite him to face charges of attempted kidnapping and second-degree assault, according to police.

jnrentz1 October 02, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Thank you. Excellent work by all involved.
MRHarmon October 02, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Excellent work indeed. And thanks to the security guard for being on his or her toes!
pauline miller October 03, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Job well done by all involved.


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