At about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a man entered the “It’s a Family Affair” daycare center, located in the 300 block of Garrett Morgan Boulevard in Landover, Md., and asked to use the phone.
When the staff refused, the suspect became violent, authorities say, and a security guard at the daycare confronted him with a baseball bat.
The man took the bat from the security guard and hit him with it before leaving briefly and then returning and breaking windows with the bat. He took an employee’s car keys, and fled in that employee’s vehicle.
Police found the stolen vehicle near Barlowe Road and Village Green Drive where they apprehended a suspect, Mickel Tyrone Young.
At the time of the arrest, police say, Young appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
Young, 26, was brought to the police station where he kicked a hole in a wall and assaulting three officers who tried to control him, authorities say. He was taken to a local hospital for an emergency psychological evaluation.
The security guard was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. No children saw the incident or were hurt.