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Man in Custody After Shooting at NSA Gates

SUV ran into a barrier, but details about what happened are still unclear
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 14, 2018 7:56 AM CST
Man in Custody After Shooting at NSA Gates
In this image made from video and provided by WUSA TV-9, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at Fort Meade, Md. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.   (WUSA TV-9 via AP)

Police responded to a shooting Wednesday outside the National Security Agency campus at Maryland's Fort Meade, where authorities surrounded a handcuffed man after a black SUV ran into a barrier. Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed to the AP by phone that one person was injured in the shooting outside the base and was taken to the hospital. "NSA police and local law enforcement are addressing an incident that took place this morning at one of NSA's security vehicle entry gates," said an NSA statement. "The situation is under control and there's no ongoing security or safety threat."

President Trump has been "briefed on the shooting at Ft. Meade," and the White House offers thoughts and prayers for those who have been affected, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said. The FBI said it was sending people to the scene. An image taken from a WRC-TV helicopter shows the police and fire department response outside one of the facility's secure vehicle entry gates. WRC said bullet holes could be seen in the vehicle's front window, and several air bags were deployed. Blood-stained material could be seen on the ground. Despite prominent highway signs, drivers occasionally take the wrong exit and end up at the tightly secured gates. Most motorists then carefully follow the orders of heavily armed federal officers and turn around without getting into more trouble.

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