Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Crashing into NSA Gate

In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for a carjacking and high-speed chase that ended with him plowing into a security gate at Fort Meade in 2015.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Dontae Small was sentenced Tuesday in the incident that briefly closed the National Security Agency to non-essential personnel and resulted in an overnight search of the agency's grounds. A federal judge also sentenced Small to two additional years for aggravated identity theft committed while he was in jail awaiting trial.

Authorities said that after crashing into a gate at the NSA at Fort Meade, he hid overnight in a storm drain before being found and arrested.

The NSA is a major tenant at Fort Meade, an Army installation housing the U.S. Cyber Command.

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