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Latest on NSA shooting: Driver refused orders to stop

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Monday, March 30 2015 Mar 30, 2015 March 30, 2015 1:04 PM March 30, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

FORT MEADE, MD - Authorities aren't saying yet why two men dressed as women tried to enter the National Security Agency's campus at Fort Meade, Maryland without permission shortly before 9 a.m. Monday. But the NSA has issued a statement providing a point by point description of what happened next.

NSA Spokesman Jonathan Freed said in a statement that an agency officer gave the driver "routine instructions for safely exiting the secure campus," but the driver disobeyed them, so barriers were deployed.

Freed says the driver then accelerated toward an NSA Police vehicle blocking the road, and that police fired at them when the driver refused to stop, crashing into the police vehicle.

One person inside the unauthorized vehicle died at the scene of causes that were not immediately determined. The other was hospitalized, as was one police officer.

The NSA statement does not mention anyone other than NSA police firing a weapon.

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