Kids scream in terror as crazed suspect runs through daycare, threatens to ‘shoot’ cops

Frightening video shows a suspect threatening to “shoot” cops as he tries to flee through an Ohio daycare — knocking over a terrified child before he’s finally cornered and tased.

The alarming footage released Wednesday shows an officer screaming “Get your hands up” as the suspect — identified by local media as Lamar Mitchell — races into Precious Times Child Care and Preschool in Warren.

As the officer yanks open the back door to chase after Mitchell, the footage captures him saying he was “gonna shoot” — holding his hand outside the door to mimic holding a gun.

The officer immediately tries to tase Mitchell, 39, who manages to flee down a hall and into a room as the children and staff immediately start crying out in terror.

He then uses a chair to help leap into a large playpen, falling as he’s tased — and knocking over a child at his feet when he lands and tumbles face first.

A video showed a suspect threatening to "shoot" cops as he tries to flee through an Ohio daycare.
A video showed a suspect threatening to “shoot” cops as he tries to flee through an Ohio daycare.
In the video, an officer screamed "get your hands up" at the suspect, Lamar Mitchell.
In the video, an officer screamed “get your hands up” at the suspect, Lamar Mitchell.
As the officer opened the back door to chase after Mitchell, the footage captures him saying he was “gonna shoot.”
The officer immediately tries to tase the 39-year-old as he fled into a room filled with children.
The officer immediately tries to tase the 39-year-old as he fled into a room filled with children.
A mugshot of Lamar Mitchell.
Thirteen charges were brought against Mitchell, along with the initial one for felonious assault.

“Get the kids, please — get the kids!” one of the officers urgently pleads, with a staffer repeatedly crying, “Oh my God!” as she dashes in to scoop up the crying youngster.

As a trio of officers piles on Mitchell, cuffing him inside the playpen, daycare staff rush to try to carry out other crying kids who were just feet from the tased suspect.

One cop says the suspect “threw a gun,” shouting at him: “You wanna point your finger at me? Screw you!”

The daycare staff rush to try to carry out the distressed children.
The daycare staff rush to try to carry out the distressed children.
"Get the kids, please -- get the kids!" one of the officers urgently pleads with a staffer.
“Get the kids, please — get the kids!” one of the officers urgently pleads with a staffer.
As police tased Mitchell, he knocked over a child at his feet.
As police tased Mitchell, he knocked over a child at his feet.

The police department said the footage caught only the end of a dangerous pursuit sparked by an officer spotting the suspect wanted for felonious assault.

“The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed into a vehicle,” the Warren force said.

After he “forced his way through a rear door of the daycare center … the suspect raised his hand towards the officers and threatened to ‘shoot’ them,” the force stressed, noting how there were “several young children” in the classroom where he was finally cornered.

A picture of Lamar Mitchell being carried out in handcuffs by police.
Mitchell has been arrested in the past for burglary, assaults, menacing, and parole violations.
A picture of Lamar Mitchell being carried out in handcuffs by police.
The police department said the footage caught only the end of a dangerous pursuit of the suspect wanted for felonious assault.

Mitchell was hit with 13 extra charges along with the initial one for felonious assault, including aggravated burglary, failure to comply, and multiple counts of aggravated menacing and traffic offenses.88

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He has been arrested numerous times, including for burglary, assaults, menacing, parole violations, domestic violence, arson, and firing a weapon “at habitat or school,” the records show.

He remains in custody after a preliminary hearing Thursday.

Per: NYP

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