One dead in shooting at NSA gate at Fort Meade; FBI says no link to terrorism

A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.

FORT MEADE, Md. — A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.

An FBI spokeswoman said the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism.

The two federal officials said at least one of the people in the car died after the firefight ensued. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing incident on the record.

The NSA is headquartered on the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore.

FBI spokeswoman Amy J. Thoreson said in an email Monday that the shooting scene is contained. The agency is working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland to determine if federal charges are warranted, she said.

Thoreson also says FBI agents are doing interviews with witnesses.

Local television showed two damaged vehicles near a gate and emergency workers loading an injured uniformed man into an ambulance.

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