Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

Trump Briefed on Shooting at NSA Headquarters in Maryland

Trump Briefed on Shooting at NSA Headquarters in Maryland

Authorities are responding to a shooting at the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade. "The situation is under control and there is no ongoing security of safety threat". Weapons were discharged in the course of the incident, which remains under investigation at this time.

Images from local news outlets showed authorities surrounding two handcuffed people after a black SUV ran into a barrier outside the Maryland base.

The incident did not have any links to terrorism, said a federal official who did not want to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly. It appeared that the SUV had crashed into a security barrier and bullet holes could be seen in the vehicle's front windshield.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected", said a White House spokeswoman, Lindsay Walters. Meade, Maryland without authorization. "We will continue to provide updates as they become available".

An earlier statement from the NSA said the agency's police and law enforcement were "addressing an incident that took place this morning at one of NSA's secure vehicle entry gates".

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The incident came in as a call on Canine Road, which is one of the streets that leads from Route 32 to the NSA campus near Route 295.

Route 32 near the base was closed in both directions for about an hour but has since reopened.

Anne Arundel County (Maryland) police reported the incident, but say they are not the ones investigating.

An NSA spokesman told local media the area outside America's electronic espionage agency was now secure after a "security incident".

In March 2015, one person was killed and another seriously wounded after driving a vehicle up to the NSA's gate, ignoring commands to stop. NSA police fired at the vehicle, killing one suspect and injuring the other, NBC Washington reported.

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