FORT MEADE, Md. (KKTV/AP) - Several people were injured in what was first reported to be a shooting outside the National Security Agency's headquarters, though the agency says the injuries are not related to gunfire.
According to a statement by the NSA, a vehicle tried to enter the campus without authorization just after 7 a.m. EST. The statement said weapons were fired but “preliminary reports do not presently indicate that there are injuries attributable to gunfire.”
CBS News reported an SUV with bullet holes in the windshield could be seen crashed outside the gate.
Local television stations reported air bags were deployed and blood-stained material could be seen on the ground.
A law enforcement source tells CBS the incident does not appear to be terrorism-related. The FBI is currently 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.
President Donald Trump has been briefed on Wednesday's incident.
This is a developing story and we will update as we learn more.