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Man described as armed and dangerous spotted in Waynesboro

A man believed to be Asmar King was walking in the 200 block of West Second Street at 1:13 p.m.

July 21, 2011
  • A helicopter flies low Thursday afternoon on the west side of Waynesboro, Pa., near Fairview Avenue, in search of a man wanted on an arrest warrant out of Maryland. The man was not found as of 4:30 p.m., Waynesboro police said.
By Jennifer Fitch, Staff Writer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A man described as armed and dangerous was spotted and chased in the Borough of Waynesboro on Thursday, but police said he was not found.

A man believed to be Asmar King, 33, was walking in the 200 block of West Second Street at 1:13 p.m. when a Waynesboro police officer saw him, police said.

King, who police describe as black and 5 foot, 7 inches tall, is wanted on a Maryland warrant for arson, police said in a news release.

After King was spotted at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and West Second Street, authorities set up a one-block perimeter. They used a Maryland State Police helicopter in the search.

Officers also checked a residence in the 200 block of West Main Street, police said.

The search concluded at about 2:45 p.m. Police estimated King is 185 pounds and said he has black hair.

Anyone with information can call 911.

Franklin County, Pa., court records show King pleaded guilty to defiant trespass in October 2011.

According to published reports, a Washington County Sheriff's Department patrol dog bit King during a police chase in 2000. He was charged with reckless driving, fleeing and eluding police, failure to stop following a traffic accident involving property damage, and driving with a suspended license.

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