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Three people were injured Wednesday when intruders in an SUV tried to ram through a barrier at the Maryland military base where the National Security Agency is headquartered — and gunfire broke out, officials said.
But the motive for the incident at Fort Meade, which erupted around 7 am ET, remains a mystery, FBI Special Agent in Charge Gordon Johnson said.
"We don't believe there is an nexus to terrorism, we believe this was an isolated incident," Johnson said. "We are still trying to figure out why they were there."
The vehicle had New York plates, and Johnson said the FBI believes the vehicle was a rental car.
Johnson cited the ongoing investigation in declining to answer a number of questions — including whether the vehicle’s occupants were armed or fired at officers, or how the vehicle ended up facing an outbound direction from the gate
originally posted by: ModusPonus
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Sure looks like they were trying to get out of NSA not in....
Two of the men who were arrested Wednesday at Fort Meade — where the driver of an SUV attempted to enter the National Security Agency compound — have been released, and the third has been handed over to the Howard County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI said Thursday.
Javonte Alhajie Brown, 24, of Washington, was turned over to the Howard County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday evening on an active warrant for unpaid child support, spokesman Deputy Christopher Adams said. No phone number was listed for Brown’s address. He was expected to be released Thursday afternoon, Adams said. The FBI did not release the names or ages of the other men, and the agency did not provide any updates on the injured people’s conditions. Fitz said he did not expect to provide a second update Thursday.