1 in custody, 1 injured in shooting near NSA Headquarters in Maryland

Credit: WRC

FORT MEADE, Md. (WCBD/AP) — Authorities are responding to a reported shooting at the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Anne Arundel County police shared a tweet about a possible shooting just before 7:30 a.m.

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.

“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 statement said.

President Donald Trump has been “briefed on the shooting at Ft. Meade,” and the White House offers thoughts and prayers with those who have been affected, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.

The FBI said it was sending people to the scene.

Police could be seen surrounding a handcuffed man who was sitting on the ground, according to NBC affiliate WRC. A black SUV with bullet holes through its windshield appeared to have crashed into a concrete barrier at one of the facility’s secure vehicle entry gates, the station also reported.

No additional information has been released.

In 2015, a 27-year-old transgender woman who went by the name Mya was killed, and a passenger was wounded, when police opened fire after the pair tried to gain unauthorized entry at an NSA gate at Fort Meade.

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