One person was killed and another was injured on Monday morning after attempting to RAM their vehicle through a National Security Agency (NSA) gate at the Fort Meade United States Army Base. Both suspects, dressed as women and driving a stolen Ford Escape, were stopped while trying to accelerate towards a police vehicle.
Initial reports indicate the case isn't related to terrorism, and the crime scene has been contained. There are more than 29,000 civilian employees and 11,000 military personnel located at Fort Meade.
"Shortly before 9:00 AM today, a vehicle containing two individuals attempted an unauthorized entry at a National Security Agency gate," said Jonathan Freed, director of strategic communications at the NSA. "The driver failed to obey an NSA Police Officer's routine instructions for safely exiting the secure campus. The vehicle failed to stop and barriers were deployed."
The NSA, FBI and other law enforcement agencies are now investigating the incident. It's possible federal charges could be filed against the surviving suspect.