Shooting Reported Outside NSA Headquarters In Maryland

One person was shot and one is in custody after a shooting outside the NSA on Wednesday at 7.30am. This was the scene afterwards. A black SUV which was stopped as it approached the headquarters remained crashed into the barriers with bullet holes in its

BREAKING: Shooting at NSA spy centre in USA - several victims including police officer

A shooting erupted Wednesday outside the suburban Washington headquarters of the National Security Agency, a secretive intelligence organisation responsible for global USA electronic eavesdropping, leaving at least one person injured, officials said.

The incident took place at the NSA entrance gate on MD-32 around 7:15 a.m.

The Washington Post reports the injured person is a law enforcement officer and suspect is in custody.

Police earlier had searched a black sport utility vehicle with what appeared to bullet holes in its windshield, according to video from the scene.

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 FBI in Baltimore tweeted that it was "aware of the incident" and was sending personnel to respond.

The contents of the SUV's trunk were exposed and there was blood on the ground
The contents of the SUV's trunk were exposed and there was blood on the ground

"The situation is under control and there is no ongoing security or safety threat".

"The NSA Police force is now investigating". It went on, saying "no additional information is available".

Maryland State Highway Administration has closed Route 32 in both directions at Canine Road. The auto appears to have crashed into a barrier near the entrance.

An external view of the National Security Agency building in the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Md., is captured on January 25, 2006.

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement that President Trump had been briefed on the shooting.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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