FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- An unauthorized car tried to enter the safe campus of the Nationwide Safety Company at Fort Meade on Wednesday morning, sparking a confrontation that left three individuals injured, authorities stated.
Gunshots have been fired through the incident, however officers stated they didn't consider any of the accidents resulted from gunfire. Gordon Johnson, particular agent answerable for the FBI's Baltimore subject workplace, wouldn't give particulars about who opened hearth however did say that, preliminarily, it appears like all gunfire was directed towards the car.
At a information convention Wednesday afternoon, Johnson stated the FBI was nonetheless amassing proof however believes it was an remoted incident.
"I can't emphasize sufficient that we consider there isn't a indication that this has a nexus to terrorism," Johnson informed reporters gathered at a parking zone subsequent to the Nationwide Cryptologic Museum.
Johnson stated the three injured have been the driving force of the car, an NSA police officer and a civilian onlooker. He wouldn't give any particulars about how they have been injured.
Two different individuals who have been within the car have been taken into custody and have been being questioned, Johnson stated. The accidents suffered by the police officer and the onlooker didn't look like life threatening, he stated. He didn't have any details about the driving force's accidents.
The incident started when the car tried to enter the spy company's campus with out authorization round 7 a.m., the NSA stated in a press release. The assertion stated weapons have been fired however "preliminary stories don't presently point out that there are accidents attributable to gunfire."
The FBI is main the investigation.
Photographs from native information retailers confirmed authorities surrounding two handcuffed individuals after a black SUV ran right into a barrier outdoors the Maryland base.
Johnson stated the car had New York license plates and he believed it was a rental automotive. He stated he didn't know why the individuals within the car have been on the facility.
"I haven't got the reply to that that," he stated. "We try to place that as our query one as to what put these people on this compound earlier this morning."
President Donald Trump has been "briefed on the capturing at Ft. Meade," and the White Home provided ideas and prayers with those that have been affected, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters stated.
A picture taken from a WRC-TV helicopter confirmed the police and hearth division response outdoors the power. WRC stated bullet holes might be seen within the car's entrance window, and air luggage have been deployed. Blood-stained materials might be seen on the bottom.
After the capturing, authorities closed a serious freeway in each instructions, inflicting main backups all through the world throughout rush hour.
Regardless of outstanding freeway indicators, drivers sometimes take the improper exit and find yourself on the tightly secured gates. Most motorists then rigorously comply with the orders of closely armed federal officers and switch round with out stepping into extra hassle.
However in early 2015, two individuals have been shot at by NSA police once they disobeyed orders outdoors the closely secured campus. One driver died on the scene after NSA police opened hearth on a stolen sports activities utility car. Authorities later stated that they had stolen a automotive from a person who picked them up for a celebration at a motel.