NSA Assailants Dressed as Women: Official

1 dead, 1 wounded after car rams security gate
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2015 10:48 AM CDT
Updated Mar 30, 2015 3:04 PM CDT
A Maryland State Police cruiser sits at a blocked southbound entrance on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway that accesses the National Security Agency, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Fort Meade, Md.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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(Newser) – Officials say one suspect is dead and another seriously injured after NSA police fired on two men trying to ram the gate at the NSA's Fort Meade headquarters in Maryland, the BBC reports. The officers apparently opened fire when the driver wouldn't follow orders and headed for a police vehicle that was blocking their path. The wounded suspect was taken to hospital, and both of them were dressed as women, an unnamed official tells the AP. The incident, which the Washington Post reports took place around 9am, happened at a gate that wasn't near any of the facility's main buildings. CNN notes that this is the second security issue affecting the NSA this month.

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