Several hurt when motorist tries to enter U.S. spy agency

By Makini Brice FORT MEADE, Md, Feb 14 : Several people were injured on Wednesday when an unauthorized motorist tried to drive onto the campus of the U.S. National Security Agency near Washington, prompting guards to open fire on the vehicle, officials said. The motorist, who was not identified, drove a black sport utility vehicle […]

Shooting near U.S. National Security Agency, scene secure-media

By Makini Brice WASHINGTON, Feb 14 : At least one person was shot and wounded at the U.S. National Security Agency’s headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Wednesday and one person was in custody, but officials have secured the area and there was no continuing threat, local media reported. A Fort Meade spokesman confirmed one […]

Stabbing death of black US Army officer probed as possible hate crime

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 22 : Police have charged a white University of Maryland student with the on-campus stabbing death of a newly commissioned black US Army lieutenant, and the FBI is investigating the case as a possible hate crime, authorities said. The suspect, Sean Urbanski, of Severna Park, Maryland, is facing a first-degree […]

Two dead as flood tears through Maryland downtown

By Ian Simpson Washington, Aug 1 : Flooding from torrential rain killed two people in Ellicott City, Maryland, with floodwaters washing through the US town’s historic downtown, collapsing a street and sweeping away cars, officials said. Ellicott City received almost 15 cm of rain in two hours late on Saturday as thunderstorms moved through the […]

Officer arrested after three killed in Washington-area shooting spree

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 7 : Police arrested a federal officer suspected in a two-day shooting rampage in the Washington suburbs that killed his wife and two apparent strangers and revived memories of the “Beltway sniper” attacks of 2002. Three others were wounded in the three separate attacks. Eulalio Sevilla Tordil, 62, a police […]

Suspect arrested in Washington-area shootings that killed three

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, May 6 : Police arrested a man today suspected in three shootings over two days in the Washington, DC suburbs that killed three, wounded three and revived memories of the “Beltway sniper” attacks of 2002. Eulalio Sevilla Tordil, 62, a police officer with the US Department of Homeland Security, was arrested […]