The Dallas Morning News

Teen’s wrong turn into NSA campus drew fire


FORT MEADE, Md. — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.

Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told The Washington

Post on Friday that the 17-yearold driver was following GPS directions to reach a friend’s house in a Maryland suburb, but he turned onto a restricted-access road that leads to the top-secret installati­on.

“I woke up with him slapping me in the face screaming: ‘I’m going the wrong way. I don’t know how I got here,’” Brown said. “I was screaming at him, ‘How … did you do this? And why aren’t you stopping?’”

Brown, 24, told the newspaper that he had been too tired to drive from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning and handed the keys of the rented black sport utility vehicle to his teenage friend. A third, unidentifi­ed person was also in the vehicle.

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