Shots fired after crash out­side NSA build­ing

The Guardian - - WORLD - New York Jamiles Lartey

Sev­eral peo­ple were in­jured early yes­ter­day in a ve­hi­cle col­li­sion and shoot­ing at the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency cam­pus at Fort Meade, Mary­land. By mid-morn­ing, of­fi­cials said the sit­u­a­tion was un­der con­trol and the threat was over.

Ac­cord­ing to the agency, sev­eral peo­ple were in­jured, but none were hit by bul­lets. The shoot­ing hap­pened after a 4x4 ran into a con­crete bar­ri­cade at the base. Po­lice ar­rested one man, and, ac­cord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton Post, one po­lice of­fi­cer was in­jured. An im­age taken from a me­dia he­li­copter showed the po­lice and fire depart­ment out­side one of the fa­cil­ity’s se­cure ve­hi­cle en­try gates.

The Bal­ti­more of­fice of the FBI said it was aware of the in­ci­dent and was send­ing agents to re­spond. One fed­eral of­fi­cial said that it did not ap­pear to be linked to ter­ror­ism.

The White House said Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump had been briefed.

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