Two men- dressed as women- tried to ram a stolen SUV into the gates of the National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland on Monday around 9 AM. The pair are thought to have been under the influence of drugs. The FBI does not believe this was an act of terrorism.
Fort Meade is the headquarters for the NSA and other intelligence, information and cyber-security organizations under the Department of Defense.
An NSA spokesman, Jonathan Freed, said in a statement that an official with the agency gave instructions for the men to exit the campus. When the driver of the stolen vehicle disobeyed, barriers were deployed. The driver accelerated towards an NSA police vehicle that was blocking the road, ramming into it and injuring an NSA police officer. When they did not stop, security personnel fired- killing one occupant of the car and sending another to the hospital.