One shot dead at Fort Meade after trying to enter NSA campus
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Authorities are investigating why two men dressed as women tried to illegally enter the National Security Agency’s campus at Fort Meade, Maryland Monday morning.
It resulted in a shoot that left one man dead and two others injured.
It’s a very bizarre story with many of the details still unknown, most importantly, a motive for why these two men tried to ram their way through the NSA’s security gate.
This incident happened at 9:30 Monday morning local time.
Officials say the two men, driving a dark SUV, attempted to bypass a secured entrance at the Agency’s headquarters which are on a sprawling Army installation near Baltimore.
An NSA spokesman said an agency officer gave the driver routine instructions for safely exiting the area, but the driver disobeyed them. The driver accelerated toward an NSA police car blocking the road. Police fired when the driver refused to stop, crashing into the police car.
One of the men inside the SUV was killed, the other man was injured, along with an officer on scene. Both were flown to Baltimore Hospital.
Both men in the SUV were dressed as women.
Cocaine and a weapon were found in the suspects’ car, which was stolen earlier in the day from a hotel in Jessup, Maryland.
But again, no word yet on a possible motive.
The FBI is taking the lead in investigating the incident which they say is not believed to be related to terrorism.
The FBI plans to work with Federal Prosecutors to see if charges are warranted.