Authorities investigating shooting near NSA

Authorities investigating shooting near NSA
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Three people were taken into custody and three were injured Wednesday after shots were fired when an unauthorized vehicle came onto a National Security Agency’s (NSA) facility in Maryland.

FBI special agent Gordon Johnson said a vehicle came onto the NSA compound shortly before 7 a.m. Three men were in the vehicle, and all three were taken into custody, he said.

“We believe there’s no indication to think this is anything more than an isolated incident. We also have no reason to believe there’s any nexus at all to terrorism at this point,” Johnson said.


One of the individuals in the car, an NSA police officer and a civilian onlooker were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Johnson said. He said none of the injuries are believed to be from gunfire.

The FBI is leading the investigation into the incident, and is still gathering facts, Johnson said. It is believed the vehicle involved in the incident is a rental car, he said.

Images taken Wednesday morning showed law enforcement surrounding a black SUV that had crashed into a barrier near one of the entrances to the facility.

The president was briefed on the incident Wednesday morning, the White House said.

"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.

#UPDATE: This is the black SUV that was stopped at the security barricades near the visitors gate that leads into the National Security Agency complex at Ft. Meade https://t.co/qZ9iiE8Zch pic.twitter.com/nYl9eBD8Kf