Incident took place at the vehicle gate.
Authorities have taken a suspect in custody after a shooting at the NSA complex this morning in Fort Meade, MD.
The FBI does not believe this is terrorism, but authorities do not have a motive. The driver is in the hospital while officials have two men in custody who were with the driver.
The shooting injured three people: NSA officer, civilian, and the SUV driver. None of them have life threatening injuries. The FBI’s Baltimore office has responded to the incident. The NSA said that the “situation is under control and there’s no ongoing security or safety threat.”
The shooting happened near the military installation’s gate off of Route 32 at Canine Road around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.
Aerial images from SkyFOX show a black SUV with heavy body damage that apparently crashed into white security barriers near the gate. The force of the crash pushed one of the security barriers into a fence. Bullet holes could be seen in the windshield of the SUV.
The Associated Press first reported that one person was in custody. The Associated Press also reported that Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed that one person was injured in the shooting outside the base and was taken to hospital.
Route 32 near the base is closed in both directions at this time. School buses traveling in the area may experience delays.
The FBI has said that they do not believe this incident is terrorism. WTOP reported that officials said that those inside the car targeted the NSA and that it is “not clear whether they were running from local police.” Either way they ended up at the complex and crashed through the gate. From NBC News:
“We don’t believe there is an nexus to terrorism, we believe this was an isolated incident,” [FBI Special Agent in Charge Gordon] Johnson said. “We are still trying to figure out why they were there.”
The driver of the vehicle, an NSA police officer and a civilian who happened to be at Security Gate 1 when the shooting started were hospitalized, Johnson said.
“At this point we don’t believe any of the injuries were the result of gunfire,” he said.
President Donald Trump received a briefing on the situation:
“The President has been briefed on the shooting at Ft. Meade. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected. We will continue to provide updates as they become available,” [White House spokeswoman Lindsay] Walters said.
— Tom Lynch (@TomLynch_) February 14, 2018
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