Update: Man facing federal charges after shooting at U.S. Secret Service training facility


Update 3/1: A Prince Georges County felon is facing federal charges after firing shots outside of a U.S. Secret Service facility in Beltsville, Maryland.

Jeremiah Peter Watson, 22, is in custody and is facing numerous charges. Court documents show on Thursday, Watson pulled up to a gated entry of the secret service facility, got out of the car and approached a security guard in an aggressive manner. 

After a verbal exchange, Watson began to fire a handgun at the security guards before driving off. Later that day, police recovered a loaded handgun at Watson’s residence. If convicted, Watson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. 


BELTSVILLE, Md. (WDVM) — The United States Park Police reported a shooting outside of a Secret Service training facility Thursday night.

Shortly before 9 p.m., authorities responded to the building on Powder Mill Road in Beltsville. An officer reportedly ran their vehicle off the road while they were responding. Luckily, they only suffered minor injuries.

There is currently no word on suspects or if any arrests were made.

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