Updated Feb 14, 2018 4:45 PM EST
A National Security Agency police officer opened fire Wednesday morning on a vehicle at an entrance to the intelligence agency’s campus in Maryland, law enforcement sources told CBS News. Three people were injured when the SUV slammed into a security barrier.
The three people in the vehicle, who the FBI only identified as men, were in custody and being questioned by authorities. One person in custody appeared to be cooperating, CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.
In a statement, the NSA said an unauthorized vehicle attempted to enter the agency’s campus in Fort Meade, Maryland, northeast of Washington, shortly after 7 a.m. and “weapons were discharged in the course of the incident.” The situation was under control, and there was no ongoing threat, the NSA said.
At an afternoon press conference, FBI Special Agent Gordon Johnson wouldn’t comment on the three individuals in custody other than to say they were men and that the driver was among the injured.
Johnson identified the other injured people as the NSA officer and a civilian. He didn’t provide other details.
There didn’t appear to be a nexus to terrorism, Johnson said.
In the early hours of the shooting, law enforcement sources confirmed that they were investigating whether a Maryland State Police vehicle was tailing the suspects shortly before the shooting. But later in the day investigators determined that that was not the case and Maryland State Police denied that they had any involvement in the incident.
The vehicle was described as a black Dodge Durango with New York license plates that had been rented at Enterprise, Pegues…