The lockdown is over at Fort Meade and the base is returning to normal after authorities capture the suspect who rammed his stolen car through a gate on Wednesday night.
A man charged in Baltimore in an armed robbery and arrested after hiding out overnight on Fort Meade will be held without bail, a city judge ordered Tuesday.
Police say Anne Arundel County officers pursued Dontae Small, 41, Oct. 7 after noticing he was driving a car reported stolen in Baltimore. Small fled onto Fort Meade, racing across the base before crashing through a fence into the National Security Agency campus and hiding in a storm drain.
The car was stolen in Baltimore Sunday night when three people approached a man who had just parked and took his keys at gunpoint, according to a police report.
Small also faces traffic charges for offenses including reckless driving and driving without lights on in order to avoid being identified. The charges carry a combined total of more than $1200 in fines, court records show.
The incident, which partially closed the installation in an Anne Arundel County, has prompted a security review at Fort Meade.