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Woman rams vehicle outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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BETHESDA, Md. -

A 27-year-old Manassas woman is in Montgomery County police custody after a wild ride through northern Virginia and into Bethesda - ending with a car crash and a struggle to get her into handcuffs after she was shot at by a civilian Navy police officer in front of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Angela Cobbold is a licensed nurses aide, but we are not sure whether she had any connection to the military hospital in Bethesda.

Police say Cobbold had first caught the attention of Virginia State Police just before noon on Tuesday while allegedly speeding along I-66 at 93 mph.

Minutes after driving into Maryland, police say Cobbold crashed her way onto an entrance ramp of Walter Reed - right in front of civilian police officers guarding the base.

"We're told they noticed her biting or attempting to eat a bar of soap," says Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks.

Police say after pulling away from the base, making a U-turn on Rockville Pike and heading back toward the military hospital, Cobbold got stuck in traffic.

"An officer approached her," Starks continues. "She wouldn't roll down her windows and she actually took her vehicle, left the roadway, crossed over the sidewalk and traveled up the grassy portion towards this crosswalk."

That is when sources say a 12-year veteran Navy civilian police officer fired at least one gunshot at Cobbold's car after she allegedly tried to run him over. The bullet crashing into the medal frame around the windshield. But that didn't stop her.

Cobbold then drove another two miles north into Bethesda, ending up where she was arrested - screaming about Jesus, according to a source at the scene.

Cobbold lives in a Manassas townhouse with her sister and her sister's husband and daughter. They didn't answer our knock on the door.

Police tell us Cobbold was taken to a hospital in Bethesda where she has been questioned by police.

Charges are pending.


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