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Shooting incident reported outside National Security Agency

14 February 2018

Several people were hospitalized after a shooting Wednesday morning outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade, but none of the injuries were caused by gunfire, the spy agency said. "The situation is under control and there is no ongoing security or safety threat", Groves added. Meade, Maryland without authorization.

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.

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

Washington D.C. -based WTTG/WDCA reported aerial images show a black van with body damage that apparently crashed into white security barriers near an entrance gate.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were on the scene and the agency's Evidence Response Team Unit from the Baltimore field office has responded to the incident, working in collaboration with NSA police, sources told ABC News.

Another statement from the NSA public affairs office said: "At approximately 7am this morning, there was a security incident at one of the National Security Agency checkpoints".

From Chopper4, police could be seen surrounding a handcuffed man who was sitting on the ground.

The vehicle was being tailed by the Maryland State Police at the time, Pegues and CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton report.

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A White House spokeswoman said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the incident.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected", Walters said.

In March 2015, one person was killed and another seriously wounded after driving a vehicle up to the NSA's gate, ignoring commands to stop. The people in the vehicle may have taken a wrong turn after partying and taking drugs, according to news reports.

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Shooting incident reported outside National Security Agency