BALTIMORE - A Baltimore blogger wanted on a court-issued warrant surrendered without incident to authorities late Saturday after broadcasting on Internet radio his negotiations with police who had surrounded his home.
Police said Frank James MacArthur, 47, emerged late Saturday evening. He had remained inside his home when law-enforcement officers sought at around 6 p.m. to serve a warrant issued in June for a probation violation stemming from a 2009 gun case. Authorities said MacArthur had missed a court hearing.
With a tactical unit outside, MacArthur broadcast his talks with a police negotiator on The Baltimore Spectator website.
MacArthur expressed frustration about his treatment by police, telling listeners, "I am surrounded by a bunch of men with guns."
Lt. Col. Garnell Green said the tactical unit was called in because MacArthur had made numerous threats on Twitter against officers, including those who might try to arrest him.