A man is in custody following a police chase on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. (credit: Julie Wright/@TheJulieWright)
UPDATED: July 16, 2014 12:48 p.m.
FORT MEADE, Md. (WNEW/AP) — A National Security Agency officer was injured during a police chase that snarled southbound traffic on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway early Wednesday in Anne Arundel County.
Darnell David Hawkins Jr. was initially compliant with NSA officers when ordered to pull his dark-colored SUV into a staging area at a checkpoint on Route 32 at about 5:45 a.m. The highway cuts through Fort Meade, where the NSA campus is located.
After coming to a stop, Hawkins accelerated and attempted to flee from the scene, police say. An officer was injured during the initial pursuit on NSA property and Hawkins nearly struck a barricade.
Maryland State Troopers spotted Hawkins’ vehicle in the area of West Nursery Road and joined the pursuit.
Officers were able to take Hawkins into custody at about 6 a.m. at Route 32.
No troopers were injured during the pursuit.
Traffic was backed up for more than 6 miles because of the chase.
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