Vehicle attempts to enter National Security Agency campus; 3 people in custody
Posted by Katherine Lam on 14th February 2018
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Three people were taken into custody Wednesday morning after a black SUV attempted to enter the National Security Agency campus in Maryland without authorization — the incident ending with the bullet-riddled vehicle being stopped by barriers outside the gate, officials said.

The three who were taken into custody were passengers in the SUV when it attempted to make its way onto the NSA compound just after 7 a.m., Gordon Johnson, Special Agent in Charge at the FBI Baltimore Office, said in an afternoon news conference.

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A shooting was reported outside the National Security Agency in Maryland early Wednesday morning. (WTTG)

The SUV, which had a New York license plate, appeared to be a rental car, Johnson said. He added that the incident was not linked to terrorism and there’s an ongoing investigation.

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An SUV with bullets was stopped by barriers.  (WTTG)

An NSA police officer and a civilian who was in the area were injured and taken to the hospital. One of the passengers in the SUV was also injured and hospitalized. The conditions of those injured were not released, though Johnson said it appeared the injuries were not gunshot-related. 

“Weapons were discharged in the course of the incident, which remains under investigation at this time,” the NSA said in an earlier statement. 

The shooting occurred at the visitors gate off Route 32 at the U.S. military installation. The highway was quickly closed off in both directions as police responded to the incident. Video from the scene showed an SUV riddled with bullets, the vehicle’s airbags were deployed and bloodied items were on the ground. The SUV also appeared to have crashed into a white barrier.

President Trump was briefed on the situation, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.

“The President has been briefed on the shooting at Fort Meade. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected. We will continue to provide updates as they become available,” Walters said.

Fox News’ Jake Gibson, Griff Jenkins and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam