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UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 injured at gate-crashing incident at NSA

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The scene outside the NSA facility at Fort Meade, MD Monday The scene outside the NSA facility at Fort Meade, MD Monday

UPDATE: A senior U.S. official says preliminary reports from the scene at Fort Meade, Md., indicate one person is dead after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the base.

The official says a firefight ensued after the car tried to crash the gate, and at least one of the two people in the car is dead. Fort Meade is home of the National Security Agency.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing incident by name.


PREVIOUS STORY: Gunfire erupted Monday morning at the gate of the National Security Agency's facility at Fort Meade in Maryland when two men disguised as women in a stolen car tried to enter, sources said.

A guard intervened and shot at least one of the men in the Ford Escape. A search of the vehicle turned up a gun and some drugs.

The condition of the men in the car was not confirmed. The NSA is a conducting the investigation into the incident, but the FBI was also on the scene.

It's not clear why the men were trying to enter the facility, but there is no indication it was a terrorist event. One senior U.S. official called it a "local criminal matter."

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