Frederick Man Arrested in Armed Home Invasion

- FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department arrested a local man Tuesday night after they say he attempted to rob a house at gunpoint.

Officers said around 10:16 p.m. they were called to the 1000 block of Columbine Drive for reports of an armed home invasion. 

Upon arrival, police said they located a man and woman inside their apartment. The victims told police they heard a knock at the door, and when the man answered, he was pulled out of his apartment at gunpoint by two men. 

One of the men displayed a handgun. The two men then went inside the apartment and threatened the woman. The two men fled the scene after they saw the woman trying to hold back the couple's large dog. 

Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined the male victim knew one of the suspects. They believe it was not a random event. 

A short time later one of the suspects, identified as Omari Cluade Samms, 27, of Frederick, Md., was apprehended at his home. Samms is charged with first and second-degree assault, as well as first, third and fourth-degree burglary. 

Police said the second suspect is unknown at this time. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Det. Gene Alston at 301-600-1269. Anonymous tips may be given by calling 301-600-TIPS. 

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