The FBI announced Wednesday the arrest of a suspect believed to have been involved in several shooting incidents in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., areas in recent days, including one at a National Security Agency facility and another on the heavily traveled Intercounty Connector in Maryland.
Agents did not release the suspect's name, but FBI-Baltimore spokeswoman Amy Thoreson said authorities think he's the serial shooter who's targeted various Washington and Baltimore sites in recent days, the Washington Post reported.
Advertisement - story continues below
"We believe the subject responsible for shooting incidents on the ICC, near [the] Fort Meade Army installation and other locations around the Baltimore-Washington metro area in the last two weeks is in custody," she said in a brief statement.
The NSA is located in Fort Meade. And on Tuesday, U.S. Park Police had reported the sound of gunfire at this spot, as well as a damaged building near the highway, CNN reported.
Prior to Tuesday's shooting, authorities reported a landscaping truck on the ICC in Laurel, Maryland, had been shot. Two people in the truck suffered minor injuries, Prince George's County police said, CNN reported.
Investigators, meanwhile, think the suspect they have in custody is linked to three other Maryland shootings since Feb. 24 – outside a mall, outside a theater and outside a Walmart. Video shows what appears to be the same blue Lincoln Town car in the area of the shootings.