FORT MEADE, Md. (WJZ) — Lightning strikes were reported on the Fort Meade base during the National Night Out Event when a heavy thunderstorm rolled through the area.
Six people who were a part of the setup crew for the event experienced residual effects including tinging and mild headaches, according to Fort Meade’s media relations team.
All were reportedly offered medical care by Emergency Management Services, who were already on site as part of the event. They evaluated each person as a precaution, and five of them were released on site.
One man was taken by Fort Meade ambulance to Baltimore Washington Medical Center as a precaution, according to Fort Meade’s media relations team.
There is no confirmation of any injuries patients may have.
The event, which was already delayed for 30 minutes because of weather, was canceled after storms persisted. Mary Doyle, media relations chief for the base, said there would not be a makeup date for this year.