BREAKING: Shooting at National Security Agency outside DC – Here’s What We Know (VIDEO)


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This is a developing story.

A shooting occurred this morning at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade in Maryland, near Washington. After a black SUV tried to run the gate, one male in the car was shot, and his current status is unknown. One other male suspect is in custody.


The Daily Mail reports.

The incident happened outside the agency’s Fort Meade base at around 7.30am.

Local radio station WBAL first reported that three people had been struck by bullets.

That number decreased as investigators worked through the morning and so far only one casualty has been confirmed.

One male suspect is in custody. They are believed to have been in a black SUV which was stopped outside the gates.

The bullet-ridden car remains at the scene. It crashed into barriers before coming to a stop.

The vehicle was at the end of a dead-end lane marked by concrete NSA-stamped barricade blocks on one side and a chain-link fence on the other, near a toll-booth-style entrance gate.

After they were arrested, the trunk of the car remained open and reveled several red boxes what looked like large plastic containers.

There were blood stains on the sidewalk immediately behind it.

Local fire and police departments said on Twitter they were responding to a possible shooting incident outside the agency’s campus in Fort Meade.

A spokesman at Fort Meade, about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Washington, said he could not confirm that a shooting has occurred or that a vehicle was at the gate.

‘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 spokesman said.

He did confirm that one person had been injured and transported, although he did not say where the person had been transported to.

Here is video coverage from CBS News.

Here is raw footage of the crime scene.

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