Shooting at NSA facility in Maryland, SUV stopped at Fort Meade gate

14 February, 2018, 19:58 | Author: Bert Pena
  • BREAKING: Reports of possible shooting at Fort Meade near NSA building

Several people were hospitalised after an incident outside the US National Security Agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Wednesday, none of the injuries appeared to be from gunfire, said the NSA in a statement.

Security officials did not provide details of the incident and it was unclear whether shots had been fired by a suspect or by law enforcement.

An NSA spokesman says the incident is under control.

In 2015, two men dressed as women tried to ram a stolen auto through the gate of the National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade.

This is a breaking news story.

NSA later added there was no ongoing security or safety threat.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed on Twitter that its Baltimore office had sent agents to investigate the incident, its Baltimore office said on Twitter.

Aerial footage of the scene showed a black SUV that appeared to have crashed into concrete barriers.

"Meade", and the White House offered thoughts and prayers with those who have been affected, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said. Bullet holes could be seen in the windshield of the SUV and the vehicle's airbags had deployed.

USA Today notes that drivers occasionally take the wrong exit and end up at the tightly guarded NSA gates. Many other roads in the area are experiencing heavy traffic.

- Anne Arundel Fire (@AACoFD) February 14, 2018Fort George G. Meade - HWY32 is closed in both directions near Fort Meade due to a police investigation. In 2015, one person was killed and two were injured after two men disguised as women rammed a stolen van into the gates of the agency. 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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