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A shooting erupted Wednesday outside the suburban Washington headquarters of the National Security Agency, a secretive intelligence organisation responsible for global U.S. electronic eavesdropping, leaving at least one person injured, officials said. The NSA says the incident is under control, according to local media citing the agency's spokesman.

In this image made from video and provided by WUSA TV-9, authorities investigate the scene of a shooting at Fort Meade, Md. on February 14, 2018.

Authorities in Maryland are investigating a possible shooting near the NSA in Fort Meade.

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Fort Meade, which includes the NSA campus, said a "police investigation" is ongoing and a highway in the area is closed.

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It's unclear what led to the shooting, but photos of the scene show a black SUV with bullet holes in its windshield.

An unauthorized SUV tried to enter the gate, shots were fired, and the National Security Agency said in a statement that "preliminary reports do not presently indicate that there are injuries attributable to gunfire", The Associated Press reported.

The White House said in a statement that President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting.

From Chopper4, police could be seen surrounding a handcuffed man who was sitting on the ground. Most motorists then carefully follow the orders of heavily armed federal officers and turn around without getting into more trouble. One driver died at the scene after NSA police opened fire on a stolen sports utility vehicle.


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