At least one person was injured, and police are investigating a shooting near the National Security Administration building at Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, officials said.
“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,” an NSA statement said, reported The Baltimore Sun.
Some reports said that as many as three people were injured.
NSA shooting: at least one person injured at agency headquarters https://t.co/hHifo3sOLg
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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
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President Donald Trump was “briefed on the shooting at Ft. Meade,” the paper reported. Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said that the White House offers thoughts and prayers to those who were affected.
The agency told CNN that the incident took place at the campus vehicle gate. Footage also shows a black SUV that apparently crashed into concrete barriers.
NSA shooting, SUV contents pic.twitter.com/0V3K4Uvo4c
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A Fort Meade spokeswoman confirmed that one person was injured in the shooting outside the base and was taken to hospital. The White House said President Trump was briefed on the situation. https://t.co/wVPLI9qspE
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“The situation is under control and there is no ongoing security or safety threat,” the agency added in a statement.
Further details weren’t available.