At least one person was killed and two were injured this morning after a driver reportedly attempted to ram the security gates outside of Fort Meade, the Army complex that houses the NSA's headquarters. Shots were reportedly fired during the attempted breach, though it's not immediately clear who fired them.
"Shortly before 9:00 AM today, a vehicle containing two individuals attempted an unauthorized entry at a National Security Agency gate," Jonathan Freed, NSA director of strategic communications, said in a statement. "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."
NSA police on the scene fired on the vehicle when it accelerated toward a police car, blocking its way, according to the NSA. One of the unauthorized vehicle's two occupants died on the scene. The other was hospitalized, as was an NSA police officer.
The car the two men were driving was reportedly stolen sometime Sunday night.
UPDATE 11:22 am: CBS Baltimore reports that the drug found in the suspect's car was cocaine. The second suspect, according to the station, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment.
A guard reportedly got into an altercation with two men disguised as women who were trying to enter the facility Monday morning, NBC News reports.
Gunfire was exchanged, and it is believed that the guard shot one, or both, of the men. The condition of the men is not known at this time.
A gun and drugs were found in the vehicle the men were riding in, according to NBC News.