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Several reported wounded in shooting at US military base near Washington

This June 6, 2013 file photo shows the National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, MD, where the US Cyber Command is located. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
This June 6, 2013 file photo shows the National Security Administration campus in Fort Meade, MD, where the US Cyber Command is located. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON — Five people were injured in a shooting today at the highly-secure Fort Meade army base north of Washington, an emergency official says.

“We had an active shooter at 9:46. We have five casualties,” Jeffrey McClendon, emergency manager with the base emergency operations center, tells AFP.

Mclendon says that the shooter was “contained” and that the status of those injured was unclear.

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