Details are sketchy right now, but there was a shooting at the NSA gate at Ft. Meade this morning.
I don’t want to keep updating or fomenting any kind of panic without additional information, so I’ll just post the link and the basics and let the story develop.
FORT MEADE, Md. — One person was killed in a firefight that erupted Monday after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the Fort Meade, Md., military base near a gate to the National Security Agency, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.
The officials said a firefight ensued after the car tried to crash the gate, and at least one of the two people in the car died.
A U.S. law enforcement official told CBS News that officials believe the two people who rammed the gate were men dressed as women.
A federal law enforcement official told CBS News that cocaine and a weapon were found in or near the vehicle.
Just a word about the bolded text, which I find a bit weird. It makes it sound like NSA was attacked by a couple of high transvestites.
I dunno. Weird.
Just one update real quick: CBS News now reports the following:
One of the suspects who was shot in the incident was identified as Kevin Fleming of Baltimore, U.S. law enforcement sources told CBS News. Fleming, who was hospitalized, has a lengthy criminal record including for assault.
So we can stop the speculation about jihadists and Muslim jokes.
UPDATE: Heard on the news this morning that these idiots were in a nearby hotel partying, probably got high and drunk there, and went on a joy ride that ended up at the agency.
Two criminal morons + drugs + car = NSA police making a colander of at least one of them.