Advisories began to go out Wednesday night after Anne Arundel County police were led on a 4.5-mile chase by a suspect who committed a carjacking in Baltimore City. The car chase ended when the suspect crashed into a fence near the boundaries of Fort Meade. The suspect then got out of the vehicle, and ran away through the base gate on foot.
Due to the incident, Ft. Meade was on “Reduced Operations” on Thursday, meaning only “essential” personnel were to report. A total of six schools associated with Ft. Meade were also closed.
Police said the suspect was located hiding in the woods around 10:20 a.m. on Thursday. The all-clear was given at Fort Meade about an hour later.
This is the second time the base has been shut down due to outside criminal activity this year. In March, 27-year-old Ricky Hall died when he and another man tried to ram a security gate at the entrance to Ft. Meade.
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