Maryland State Police arrested a police impersonator attempting to conduct a traffic stop on I-695 last night.

The man, identified as Timothy Ervin Trivett, 54, of Yorktown, Va., was arrested after a traffic stop without incident and charged with impersonating a police officer and multiple handgun charges.

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Monday, a Maryland state trooper observed a 2012 black and white Chevy Impala with blue and white flashing lights, attempting to make a traffic stop on a gray Honda Accord on the outer loop of I-695 at Green Spring Avenue in Baltimore. The trooper pulled behind the Impala and immediately made contact with the impersonating police officer, later identified as Trivett. He was wearing what appeared to be police equipment, body armor and a uniform.

State police have consulted with the Baltimore County state’s attorney on the charges. Trivett was processed at the Golden Ring Barrack and transported to the Baltimore County Detention Center where he was later released on an unsecured bond.

Anyone with relevant information on this case is urged to contact police at the Golden Ring Barrack at 410-780-2700. The investigation is ongoing.