Troopers arrest man suspected of firing at officers

(PHOTO: Maryland State Police)

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Maryland State Police arrested a man Monday who is suspected of firing at several officers from the Cambridge Police Department officers last month.

The incident happened on December 18, shortly around 11:30 p.m. Police say two officers from the Cambridge Police Department were conducting a crime reduction patrol in area of Race Street and Goldsborough Avenue. They observed the suspect walking along with street and as they drove towards him, they say Manokey reached into his waistband. Before the officers could stop, the suspect branded a large caliber gun and is believed to have fired at the officers. Those officers then got out of their car and returned fire. The suspect fled and police were not able to catch him.

Police have charged 46-year-old William Manokey with two counts first and second degree attempted murder, two counts of first degree assault, and two counts of second degree assault on an officer, along with other related charges. He is currently being held without bond.