Anne Arundel County police said a Glen Burnie man drove through traffic lights and nearly hit a marked squad car after refusing to obey an order to stop near Arundel Mills.
Police said in a press release that they responded at 9:30 p.m. Friday for a report of a fight in the mall parking lot.
When they arrived, officers and mall security said they identified a Chevrolet Blazer as a suspect vehicle and tried to stop it. The Blazer drove right at a marked police car and narrowly missed hitting it, police said.
Police said the driver of the Blazer drove out of the parking lot, ran through several red lights and cut off other cars before heading south on Telegraph Road near Maryland Route 100.
Officers eventually pulled the driver over on Telegraph Road and took him into custody.
Police identified the driver as Nicholas Ryan Collins, 21, of the 100 block of Foxtree Drive in Glen Burnie. They charged him with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and traffic violations.