FBI says 2 released, 1 turned over to Howard County sheriff after NSA shooting incident

The scene of a shooting at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (WJLA)

The FBI said Thursday they have released two people and turned another over to the Howard County Sheriff's Office after the shooting incident at the National Security Agency headquarters that sources say was most likely the result of a wrong turn.

The FBI said they have cleared the scene the day after authorities say an unauthorized SUV tried to drive onto the NSA campus at Gate One around 6:55 a.m. NSA Police responded and shots were fired but officials said early reports did not indicate anyone was hit by gunfire. The FBI said that three males were taken into custody in connection with the event.

"The FBI continues to believe that yesterday's encounter was an isolated incident, they said in a statement. "Our investigation continues and we do not see a nexus to terrorism."

The male turned over to the Howard County Sheriff's Office was done so for Writ of Body Attachment for Child Support.

Sources told ABC7 News it was a 17-year-old boy who most likely panicked after he made a wrong turn onto the agency's campus and encountered NSA Police. An NSA police officer, one of the people in the SUV and a civilian onlooker were all taken to the hospital after the incident.

Authorities have not released an official motive in the incident or any other description of the three males at this time.

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