Breaking- 1 dead in shooting after vehicle tries to ram gate at Fort Meade
According to CBS, drugs and a weapon were found either in or near the vehicle, although the dog did not appear to hit on it. That part of the incident may have occurred prior to the news chopper’s live coverage. They are reporting that the FBI has taken over the investigation.
“We are investigating with NSA Police and other law enforcement agencies. Our Evidence Response Team is processing the crime scene, and FBI Agents are doing joint interviews with witnesses. We are working with the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland to determine if federal charges are warranted.” FBI written statement
The incident is not believed to be linked to terrorism at this time.
Anne Arundel County, Maryland – At approximately 9:30am, a vehicle containing two men reportedly dressed as women attempted to ram through the security gate at the NSA building in Fort Meade, Maryland. CNN reported one suspect was shot dead by an NSA police officer at the scene, and the other was seriously wounded. According to Fox, the incident occurred after the two got into an argument with a security guard.
Details are unclear at this point how the police vehicle became damaged or how the “argument” went down, but we will update you as we can.
The pictures show both a police SUV and a civilian SUV with major damage. A dog was brought in to check the civilian vehicle, presumably for explosives or drugs, but it did not ‘hit’ on any portions of the car or the items strewn about on the street.
Two people were flown to Baltimore’s Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries. Details of those injuries have not been released. One of those two people appears to be the other suspect and one a person in uniform.
“Sources tell CBS that the vehicle attempted to ram the gate, and guards there shot at the vehicle. At least one person was shot, according to sources.
A spokesman at Fort Meade says two people are being treated for injuries but doesn’t know how the injuries occurred, reports the Associated Press.
The NSA police are investigating the incident.
Fort Meade is operated by the US Army. There are approximately 11,000 military personnel and 29,000 civilian personnel that work on the base. About 95 different units from all branches of the military are stationed there.