Fort Meade, Maryland – A shooting reportedly broke out at the NSA this morning after a car crash involving a police vehicle and a van that seems to have belonged to a civilian. One person on the scene has been reported dead, and at least one other was rushed to the emergency room to be treated for unknown injuries.
The Anne Arundel County Police Department and Fire Department responded to the scene, but neither are able to make any statements on the incident because it occurred on NSA property.
From the details that have been made available thus far, we can determine that a vehicle, possibly belonging to a civilian, approached the NSA headquarters sometime around 9:30 AM on Monday Morning.
— Brad Freitas (@Chopper4Brad) March 30, 2015
The vehicle was then involved in a crash with a police vehicle that was within the gates of the government site. According to police, the approaching vehicle attempted to ram the gates and struck one of their vehicles, which prompted officers on the scene to begin opening fire.
From the photos that have been posted by the media, it seems that the two cars were involved in a head-on collision, with the front ends of both vehicles showing signs of heavy damage.
Hours after the incident, it was reported that there were two men in the vehicle, both of whom were dressed as women. One of the men who were driving was reported dead, and the other was among those injured. It was also later reported that the vehicle they were driving was stolen.
Earlier this year, a man was arrested for allegedly firing shots at the NSA headquarters, and local police agencies have been quick to announce that these cases do not seem related.
County fire has responded to NSA/Fort Meade for a motor vehicle collision with two gunshot victims, spokesman says.
— Tim Pratt (@TPratt_Writer) March 30, 2015
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