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Suspect Arrested in Several Md. Shootings in Baltimore-Washington Area

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MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Police say they arrested a suspect in several Maryland shootings after spotting his car near the scene of the first incident.

According to WUSA9, our affiliate in DC, police say 35-year-old Hong Yong of Beltsville is responsible for the shootings. WUSA9 reports his family is from Cambodia.

Officer T.J. Smith of the Anne Arundel County Police says officers saw the car after they had stepped up patrols Tuesday in light of the most recent shooting, in which a building at the National Security Agency was struck.

Two officers near Arundel Mills mall saw the vehicle about 10:30 p.m. near a Costco. Smith said because they recognized the car and the store was closed, the officers found the car's presence suspicious and moved in.

He says they saw evidence that linked the suspect to the NSA shooting and other shootings in the area, including one near the Costco.

There have been several similar incidents recently in the Baltimore-Washington area and police had said they were investigating if they were linked.

On Feb. 24, broken glass injured a man after shots were fired at his vehicle near Arundel Mills Mall.

And early Monday, Howard County police responded to reports of shots fired outside the AMC Theatre at The Mall in Columbia.

In the Arundel Mills case, Anne Arundel County police on Saturday released a compilation of surveillance videos that showed a dark Lincoln Town Car they believed may have been involved.

The first of Tuesday's shootings was reported about 2:40 p.m., when a truck with two people inside was struck by gunfire, according to Prince George's County Police. One person was treated at a local hospital for injuries caused by shattering glass and released. Investigators recovered a bullet fragment from the clothing of the other person in the truck, police said.

In response to questions about the report later of shots fired near the NSA and building damage, the surveillance agency issued a short statement Tuesday: "The investigation referenced is ongoing. No injuries to NSA personnel have been reported. State and local authorities are investigating, along with NSA Police." Spokesman Ian Brennan declined to comment further.

A portion of the parkway, a scenic but heavily traveled commuter route, was closed Tuesday while police investigated.

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