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NSA investigates incident near headquarters in Maryland

Posted: 7:19 AM, Feb 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-14 18:35:58Z

A suspect is in custody and three people are in the hospital after a car crashed outside the NSA campus in Fort Meade, Maryland on Wednesday morning.

During a press conference, the FBI said three men in a black SUV drove onto the campus without permission. The car crashed and shots were fired, but the FBI is unsure who fired the shots. Two of the men in the car were handcuffed and taken into custody; the driver of the car was taken to the hospital. 

Two other people were also injured during the incident. The FBI says an NSA officer and a civilian in the area were also taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries that are not attributed to gunfire. 

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The FBI repeated multiple times during their conference that they do not believe this is an act of terrorism.

The White House said that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting. They released the following statement,

"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected. We will continue to provide updates as they become available."

The incident came in as a call on Canine Road, which is one of the streets that leads from Route 32 to the NSA campus near Route 295 around 7:15 a.m.

Anne Arundel County police reported the incident, but the FBI are the ones investigating. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department says it is helping the Fort Meade Fire Department with an incident.

Maryland State Highway Administration had closed Route 32 in both directions at Canine Road.