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Officer injured in shooting outside Maryland NSA headquarters

A law enforcement officer was injured in a shooting Wednesday morning outside the National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, officials said.

A black SUV barreled into a barrier outside the Maryland base just before 7:30 a.m., NBC Washington reported. Aerial footage shows the vehicle’s crumpled bumper, deployed airbags and bullet-riddled windshield.

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

Footage from the violent incident also shows a man cuffed on the ground surrounded by law enforcement officers.

The FBI is investigating and tweeted around 9 a.m. that the “incident at Fort Meade has been contained. We have no further updates at this time.”

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The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air on Jan. 29, 2010.

(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Fort Meade Garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed one person was injured in the shooting and has since been transported to the hospital.

President Trump has been “briefed on the shooting in Ft. Meade” and the White House offered its thoughts and prayers to those affected, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.

The morning shooting forced authorities to close down portions of a major highway in both directions, prompting big backups and heavy traffic during the morning rush hour.

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