District of Columbia: A shooting erupted Wednesday outside the suburban Washington headquarters of the National Security Agency, a secretive intelligence organisation responsible for global US electronic eavesdropping, leaving at least one person injured, officials said.
NBC News aired aerial images of what appeared to be police surrounding a man on the ground in handcuffs outside the NSA facility in Fort Meade, Maryland.
A black SUV appeared to have crashed into a concrete barrier surrounding the site, and bullet holes were visible in the vehicle`s front windows.
“We can confirm there has been one person injured and we don`t know how the injuries occurred,” an NSA spokesman told AFP.
The local ABC affiliate put the number of injured at three and said a suspect was arrested.
The NSA said the situation was under control, advising motorists that a highway leading to the complex was closed in both direction “due to a police investigation.”
“The president has been briefed on the…