Report: Shots Fired Right Outside of National Security Agency

February 14, 2018Feb 14, 2018

On early Wednesday morning, reports emerged about a shooting right outside the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland. The shooting left one person injured and in the hospital.

According to Fox News, the shooting took place at around 7:15 a.m. off of Route 32 at the visitor gate in front of the U.S. military installation.

The NSA 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.”

According to the FBI, the incident was “contained” and they sent personnel to the scene to respond. One person was taken into custody following the shooting.

Aerial footage of the incident showed a black SUV that had crashed into a white barrier. According to the Guardian, the SUV had hit the barrier and then the shooting began. The car's airbags were deployed and there was blood on the ground.

Shortly after the incident, President Trump was briefed on the situation.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said, “The President has been briefed on the shooting at Ft. Meade. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.”

The highway near the incident was shut down for a “police investigation” following the shooting, according to the Ft. Meade Twitter account.

At the time of this writing, no further information has been made available. Check back for updates. Please keep the entire situation in your prayers. 

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