SEAT PLEASANT, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Seat Pleasant Police are looking for a vehicle that they say an officer fired at on Dade Street on Thursday afternoon.
Police initially indicated that the driver had tried to run down the officer - but they back off later, stressing that the investigation was still underway.
"What we have here is a very intense situation. The scene is still active even at this late hour," said Seat Pleasant Police Chief Devan Martin.
Around 3:20 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop. But when he approached the vehicle, the driver took off.
The driver took multiple turns before arriving in a dead on Dade Street.
At that point, the officer gave "loud, verbal commands."
When he refused, the officer fired at the vehicle, but the driver sped away.
According to police, a gun was recovered near the scene, and police are trying to determine whether it was connected with the incident.