Breaking: Shooting outside NSA in Washington pic.twitter.com/DEtLZGtOQ6
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) February 14, 2018
UPDATE 10:52 a.m. EST: The NSA has issued a statement on the shooting incident outside of its headquarters on Wednesday morning:
NSA issues statement on shooting incident outside its HQ today. FBI leading investigation: pic.twitter.com/OuwEMPZMzF
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 14, 2018
Police are investigating a shooting at the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland on Wednesday morning.
Cops arrested a man after a black SUV rammed into a barrier outside the NSA headquarters, and bullet holes could be seen in the car’s windshield.
Per Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips:
“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.
A White House spokesperson said that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting:
WH spox @LWalters45 on NSA shooting: “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.”
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) February 14, 2018
News helicopter footage of the scene showed the police at the scene, as well as the black SUV that crashed into a barrier outside the facility’s secure vehicle entry gates, per AP. Bullet holes could be seen in the car’s windshield, as well as bloodied materials strewn around the SUV. Several people were reportedly taken to the hospital.
Watch a report on the shooting above, via MSNBC.
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