A shooting has occurred at the National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland this morning.
One person in custody after an incident that took place outside the security gates to the entrance to the facility. Reuters’ initial report said that three people were shot and wounded, but this was later contradicted by NSA spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips, who said that one person was injured and taken to an area hospital.
According to NBC Washington, “a black SUV with bullet holes through its windshield appeared to have crashed into a concrete barrier at one of the facility’s secure vehicle entry gates.” NBC’s helicopter was able to get images of a man sitting handcuffed on the ground. The AP report confirmed this detail, that the SUV driver had attempted to ram the gates, but was successfully stopped and placed under arrest.
An NSA spokesman told reporters that the incident is now under control, and released a statement:
NSA police and local law enforcement are addressing an incident that took place this morning at one of NSA’s security vehicle entry gates. The situation is under control and there’s no ongoing security or safety threat.
Just In: A shooting investigation is underway at the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland. https://t.co/MzsEZhSBkl
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) February 14, 2018
CBSNews had additional footage of the scene and the SUV with bullet holes in the windshield.
There is breaking news of a shooting outside the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. There appears to be an SUV with bullet holes in the windshield parked near the entrance to the NSA. Details are still developing. pic.twitter.com/ArLelbWfZ8
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2018
This is a breaking story and we will update as new information is reported.
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