UPDATE 1 – Shooting outside the NSA headquarters in Maryland

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Police and other emergency services are investigating a shooting outside the headquarters of the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland, local officials say. At least one person was shot.

The incident happened at about 7:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday when officers were called to reports of a shooting at the visitor’s gate to the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade. Details about the circumstances were not immediately available.

A spokeswoman for Fort Meade confirmed that one person was injured in the shooting and taken to an area hospital, where there was no immediate word on his or her condition. Two other people are believed to have suffered other types of non-life threatening injuries.

A suspect was taken into custody.

Video from the scene showed an SUV with bullet holes in its windshield at the entrance to the NSA headquarters. The vehicle appeared to have struck a concrete barrier on the wrong side of the road. Highway 32 was closed in both directions but later reopened, according to Fort Meade officials.

Federal law enforcement, including agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), are investigating what happened. The White House said President Donald Trump received a briefing about the incident.

“NSA Police and local law enforcement are addressing an incident that took place this morning at one of NSA’s secure vehicle entry gates,” the NSA said in a brief statement. “The situation is under control and there is no ongoing security or safety threat.”

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