Delaware Man Arrested Waist-Deep in Water, Wanted for Attempted Murder of Police Officers

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Officers aboard a Maryland Natural Resources Police patrol boat in Ocean City arrested a man who was wanted for the attempted murder of two police officers.

18-year-old Antonio Ambrosino, from Seaford Delaware, was wanted after his car hit an Ocean City police officer and a Worcester County deputy sheriff, while they tried to arrest him on drug charges.

Police say Ambrosino ran from the scene near the Ocean City Convention Center and jumped into Isle of Wight Bay to escape. An officer on land used thermal and night vision equipment to find Ambrosino about 400 feet from shore, and was able to point the patrol boat to his location.

When officers apprehended Ambrosino, he "shouted several times that it was cold and he was going to die," according to Natural Resources Police.

Ambrosino has been charged with two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, attempted manslaughter, first-degree assault and second-degree assault, as well as one count each of reckless endangerment, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Megan Viviano