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Shooting At NSA Headquarters At Fort Meade

Filed under: General — Dana @ 9:09 am

[guest post by Dana]

An investigation is currently underway following a shooting at the entry gate of Fort Meade this morning that left one person dead and another one wounded. Bizarrely, two men dressed up as women used their SUV in an attempt to crash through the entry gates:

One person was killed and at least one other was injured Monday when shots were fired after two people in a vehicle tried to ram a gate at Fort Meade, a military installation in Anne Arundel County that houses the National Security Agency, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation.

Authorities did not release any details of exactly what happened, but law enforcement officials said police officers with the National Security Agency shot at the two people in the vehicle. One of them was killed, the officials said.

And, several hours into the investigation, officials are claiming that this does not appear to be terrorist-related:

“The shooting scene is contained, and we do not believe it is related to terrorism,” said Amy J. Thoreson, a spokeswoman for the FBI. She said the incident is being investigated by the FBI with NSA Police and other law enforcement agencies


16 Responses to “Shooting At NSA Headquarters At Fort Meade”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. Lighten up guys. It was some underground filmmakers rehearsing for a new Tom Clancy movie.

    f1guyus (9cbd15)

  3. I am willing to bet that drugs and/or alcohol were involved.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  4. Transvestites all over the country must condemn this act.

    CrustyB (69f730)

  5. “Not related to terrorism”…

    Damn it, they ALWAYS say that, even before they have any way of knowing if it’s true!

    Steven Den Beste (99cfa1)

  6. Default reaction…

    Dana (86e864)

  7. I am willing to bet that drugs and/or alcohol were involved.

    Anti-NSA, pot-smoking trannies in an SUV. But no guns? Anyhow, there goes Rand Paul’s constituency in Maryland in one fell swoop.

    nk (dbc370)

  8. Authorities have identified one of the suspects as Ru al-Paul…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)


    Man… that sure narrows it down… NOT!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  10. Aww, they’re prolly just verklempt that Barbara Mikulski is retiring and are acting out a little bit. It happens.

    elissa (ce72d3)

  11. I would like to know much much more about the style sense of these men dressed as women.

    elissa (ce72d3)

  12. An example of the serious misogyny running rampant through the security apparatus of the NSA, and other agencies of Leviathan.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  13. Don’t dare call it terrorism.

    Bugg (aace18)

  14. The Secret Service will avenge the death of their agent! (And will send the survivor to sensitivity training.)

    GKH (1943bf)

  15. From what I heard (listening to the TV–who knows how accurate that is!), the shooting was all from one side.
    What I heard:
    -two men (the “guys dressed in women’s clothes and wigs”) apparently took a stolen car out for a joyride
    after a party
    -when they turned onto the road to the NSA office, the NSA guards told them to stop and turn around
    -they instead proceeded through one gate, and rammed a barricade the NSA guards put up to stop them
    -NSA guards opened fire, killing one and stopping the vehicle

    So saying there was “a shooting at the NSA headquarters” is rather misleading, and “shootout” is even moreso.

    Ibidem (a9e511)

  16. Given the…um…circumstances taken as a whole, I’m not sure this is any help on the Darwin side.

    Richard Aubrey (f6d8de)

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