Several hospitalized after shooting at NSA gate

14 February, 2018, 19:55 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Several hospitalized after shooting at NSA gate

A shooting outside the US National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland reportedly wounded three people.

Police earlier had searched a black sport utility vehicle with what appeared to bullet holes in its windshield, according to video from the scene.

Within 90 minutes, the NSA said there was no ongoing security threat and the situation was under control. A police officer was among the injured.

The vehicle was being tailed by the Maryland State Police at the time, Pegues and CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton report.

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Meade officials confirmed that the incident happened on the Canine Road gate to the NSA.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said in a tweet that there was a "possible shooting near NSA".

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The FBI has sent personnel to respond to the incident, FBI Baltimore said on Twitter.

Another statement from the NSA public affairs office said: "At approximately 7am this morning, there was a security incident at one of the National Security Agency checkpoints".

Fort Meade is located just off a major Washington-area highway and motorists occasionally unintentionally take the exit that leads them to its gates, which are manned by armed guards.

The police are investigating the incident. Authorities later said they had stolen a vehicle from a man who picked them up for a party at a motel.

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