Men disguised as women? See UPDATE below.
(The Independent – UK) One person is reported dead in a shooting outside the headquarters of the US National Security Agency, according to local media.
One other are reported to have been injured, with one of those in critical condition.
BREAKING: Shooting at NSA HQ at Fort Meade, MD. At least 2 peopleinjured after a car tried to ram the gate. pic.twitter.com/T55GfKnCk6
— News_Executive (@News_Executive) March 30, 2015
Local law enforcement officers have told the media that two men tried to ram the security gate of the domestic spying agency’s campus in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Security working at the gate shot one dead and critically injured the other, according to local reports. Aerial footage released by news networks shows two damaged vehicles parked at an intersection. Live footage from news helicopters shows uniformed officials closing roads with police tape.
The site of the initial incident appears under control with large numbers of officials present, standing in groups.
Men disguised as women?
UPDATE (News 4 DC): The earlier incident in which one was killed and two injured was touched off when a security guard exchanged gunfire with two men who tried to enter Fort Meade disguised as women.
The guard got into an altercation with the men outside the gate for the NSA side of the Maryland Army installation just before 9 a.m. Monday. Gunfire was exchanged, and it is believed that the guard shot at least one of the men. The other man was also injured in the firefight.
At least one gun and drugs were found in the stolen Ford Escape the men were riding in, according to NBC News. Emergency workers could be seen caring for an injured, uniformed man who was loaded into an ambulance. There are also two damaged vehicles outside the gate, including a police SUV.
A senior U.S. official told NBC News that the incident appears to be a “local criminal matter.” So far, no federal agencies, including the FBI, are involved in the investigation.