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.
Julie Wright (@thejuliewright) July 16, 2014
More From Maryland
- Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Taking Upskirt Photos
- 2 Troopers, Officer Struck on Road While Helping Driver
- Md. Man Stabbed Wife, Relative, Tried to Kill Himself, Police Say
- Crew Hurt When Laser Beam Is Pointed at Police Helicopter
All-News 99.1 WNEW is the only radio station to provide traffic and weather together every five minutes all day every weekday and every 10 minutes on nights and weekends. Lisa Baden and Julie Wright bring you “Beltway-To-Beltway Traffic” exclusively on All-News 99.1.
Check traffic on your route before heading out on the road.