NSA: Sev­eral hos­pi­tal­ized after ve­hi­cle tried to en­ter

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Nation + World -

FORT MEADE, MD. » 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.

It be­gan when a ve­hi­cle tried to en­ter the agency’s se­cure cam­pus with­out au­tho­riza­tion shortly after 7 a.m., the NSA said in a state­ment. The state­ment said weapons were fired but “pre­lim­i­nary re­ports do not presently in­di­cate that there are in­juries at­trib­ut­able to gun­fire.” The FBI is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

The in­ci­dent did not have any links to ter­ror­ism, said a fed­eral of­fi­cial who did not want to be named be­cause they were not au­tho­rized to speak pub­licly.

Im­ages from lo­cal news out­lets showed au­thor­i­ties sur­round­ing two hand­cuffed peo­ple after a black SUV ran into a bar­rier out­side the Mary­land base.

Ear­lier, Fort Meade gar­ri­son spokes­woman Ch­eryl Phillips had said one per­son was wounded in the shoot­ing and taken to a hospi­tal.

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