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A man has been detained for firing bullets at NSA headquarters

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An unidentified man has been taken into custody by the FBI for firing bullets into the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. The building was struck by bullets on Tuesday, and the same suspect is believed to have fired shots at a number of other locations in the preceding weeks. No employees were hurt in the shooting, although two truck drivers reported minor injuries from earlier incidents.

It's still unclear whether the NSA was a specific target for the shooter, but the FBI has taken an active interest in the case. The NSA has drawn heated criticism after the revelation of various warrantless surveillance programs, leading to an unusually high profile for the traditionally secretive agency. In 1993, two attackers ambushed CIA employees outside agency headquarters at Langley, killing two and wounding three.