Fort Meade shooting

Fort Meade Shooting: Car Rams Gate At Army Base And NSA Headquarters [Breaking News]

Fort Meade Shooting Update: The driver of the vehicle that rammed into the NSA gate at Fort Meade was reportedly shot and killed during the incident. The Fort Meade shooting suspects were reportedly men dressed as women. A senior United States military official reportedly said that preliminary reports from the scene at Fort Meade indicate a gun battle ensued after the car tried to crash the gate.

NBC News is reporting that the Fort George G. Meade shooting is currently being considered a “local criminal matter” and not an act of terrorism. Inside the vehicle which rammed the NSA gate at the Fort Meade Army base, both gun and drugs were reportedly found. NSA law enforcement officers are currently investigating the gate crash and firefight.

“The shooting scene is contained and we do not believe it is related to terrorism. We are working with the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland to determine if federal charges are warranted,” an FBI representative told the news media shortly after the Fort Meade shooting.

Fort George G. Meade was the site of a shooting after a car rammed into the gates of the Army base. The Anne Arundel County, Maryland base is also the home of the NSA, United States Cyber Command, and the Central Security Agency. Approximately 6,000 military families live on the Army base at Fort Meade. The base is reportedly the third-largest military installation in the United States.

Maryland officials have stated that Anne Arundel County law enforcement officers were involved in the Fort Meade shooting. A driver inside a single vehicle reportedly attempted to ram the National Security Agency (NSA) gate around 9:30 a.m.

It is currently not known if anyone was injured or killed in the Fort Meade shooting.

Check back with the Inquisitr for more details on the Fort Meade shooting breaking news story as additional details become available.

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