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Man Accused of Ramming Cruisers not Competent for Trial

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A man accused of ramming two police cruisers with a dump truck has been found not competent to stand trial.

A Prince George's County Circuit Court judge ruled on Thursday that 31-year-old Gene Thomas Brandon Jr. of Aquasco was not competent. Brandon will be committed Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene and will be put in a hospital for treatment.

Prosecutors say on Jan. 7, Brandon, while driving a dump truck, yelled at two officers talking next to their cruisers in Glenarden. Officers say Brandon turned the truck around in a parking lot and started driving toward the cruisers. The officers jumped to safety.

Authorities say the dump truck crashed into the back of one cruiser, forcing it into the second vehicle. The cruisers were pushed about 50 feet.

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