“No security threat” after shooting at NSA gates

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Authorities are responding to a shooting in Fort Meade, Maryland, where the National Security Agency is headquartered, the White House said Wednesday.
President Donald Trump has been briefed on the matter, White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement.
A federal official says the incident outside the National Security Agency’s campus that led go gunfire and left several people hospitalized wasn’t linked to terrorism.
The official requested anonymity because they aren’t authorized to speak publicly.
In a statement, the NSA says a vehicle tried to enter the spy agency’s secure campus in Maryland without authorization shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday. The statement also says weapons were fired during the incident but it doesn’t appear that any injuries were caused by gunfire.
The NSA said in a statement that the incident took place at a vehicle gate. Aerial footage shows a black SUV that appears to have crashed into concrete barriers.
“The situation is under control and there is no ongoing security or safety threat,” the agency said.
The FBI is investigating.
Despite prominent highway signs, drivers occasionally take the wrong exit and end up at the tightly secured gates. Most motorists then carefully follow the orders of heavily armed federal officers and turn around without getting into more trouble.
But in early 2015, two people were shot at by NSA police when they disobeyed orders outside the heavily secured campus. One driver died at the scene after NSA police opened fire on a stolen sports utility vehicle. Authorities later said they had stolen a car from a man who picked them up for a party at a motel.
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