A black SUV appears to have crashed into white security barriers outside of the National Security Administration in Fort Meade, Maryland. Shots were fired, according to local media and there are bullet holes in the vehicle, including in the front window.
The NSA released a statement saying “NSA, police and law enforcement are addressing an incident this morning at one of NSA’s secure vehicle entries.”
The statement goes on to say that everything is under control and there is no on-going incident to report. There were injuries and local WJLA reported the suspect is in custody and three people have been shot.
@AACoFD is assisting Fort Meade Fire Department with an incident at NSA. No additional information is available. @AACOPD is not the lead investigating agency. Questions should be referred to NSA and Fort Meade Public Affairs. @FortMead
— Anne Arundel Fire (@AACoFD) February 14, 2018
Fort George G. Meade – HWY32 is closed in both directions near Fort Meade due to a police investigation. Please take alternate routes, expect long delays and drive carefully.
— Fort Meade PAO (@FtMeadeMD) February 14, 2018
— MD State Highway Adm (@MDSHA) February 14, 2018
NSA Police and local law enforcement are addressing an incident that took place this morning at one of NSA's secure vehicle entry gates. The situation is under control and there is no ongoing security or safety threat.
— NSA/CSS (@NSAGov) February 14, 2018
The White House announced that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation.
You can see a report from CBS News of the scene below:
There is breaking news of a shooting outside the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. There appears to be an SUV with bullet holes in the windshield parked near the entrance to the NSA. Details are still developing. pic.twitter.com/ArLelbWfZ8
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 14, 2018
Conservative says Trump’s tax revelations show another reason he’s so terrified to leave office
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Writing Monday, Boot began by admitting that Hillary Clinton was right all along. It's one of many things she warned of in the 2016 election that went ignored by the Republican Party and the majority of voters in Rust Belt states.
"He managed to pay no federal income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — and only $750 in 2016 and 2017 — by claiming vast losses from his business empire," Boot said, citing the New York Times report. "That $750 figure is a killer because it’s a number that middle-class Americans can understand. As a just-released Biden campaign ad points out, that’s far less than the taxes paid by the average teacher, nurse or firefighter."
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Accounting experts were astonished by the revelations turned up in the New York Times' blockbuster report on President Donald Trump's tax returns.
The report showed the president was "abusing the tax system" by paying no income taxes in 10 of the 15 years before he entered the White House, and paid only $750 in his first two years in office, according to experts who spoke to The Guardian.
“This shows that Trump is either a very bad businessman or a tax cheat who is not respecting the tax system that he is asking everyone else to pay," said Alex Cobham, the chief executive of the Tax Justice Network. "Probably both are true.”
Georgia judge strikes down attempt to purge 14K voters in largely Black county
A Georgia judge on Monday halted an attempt to purge 14,000 voters from a county with a large Black population.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Fulton County Superior Court Jane Barwick dismissed a request from citizens that the county be forced to hold hearings on the status of 14,000 voters.
According to attorney Ray Smith, who represents the group of citizens, many of the voters in the county do not live at the address where they are registered. Smith claimed to have boxes of affidavits from registered voters.