Shooting Reported Outside NSA Headquarters In Maryland


At least one person has reportedly been shot and wounded and one suspect taken into custody at the US National Security Agency's headquarters.

The shooting happened near the military installation's gate off of Route 32 at Canine Road around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

ABC News quoted an NSA spokesman as saying: "NSA police and local law enforcement are addressing an incident that took place this morning at one of NSA's secure vehicle entry gates".

Aerial images from SkyFOX shows a black SUV with heavy body damage that apparently crashed into white security barriers near the gate.

Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed by phone that one person was injured in the shooting outside the base and was taken to the hospital.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said it is "aware" of the incident and has sent agents to the scene. WRC said bullet holes could be seen in the vehicle's front window, and several airbags were deployed. No additional information is available.

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"The NSA Police force is now investigating".

'The situation is under control and there's no ongoing security or safety threat, ' an NSA spokesman said.

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement: The President has been briefed on the shooting at Ft.

Ricky S. Hall was one of two men in an SUV that police fired at as the vehicle struck a police cruiser outside the Fort Meade campus.

Stay with FOX 5 for the latest on this developing story.