Hotel party preceded shooting at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade

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One man was killed and another injured when guards fired upon a vehicle that tried to run through the National Security Agency's entrance gates near Washington on Monday.

A police officer was also injured, officials said.

The two men, who were dressed in women's clothing, tried to drive a black Ford Escape through an entrance gate at the NSA’s Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters, a senior U.S. official said.

When they were asked to leave the area, barriers were put up and, the car then accelerated toward an NSA Police car blocking the road, ramming it. Officers opened fire when the driver refused to stop.

The motive was not immediately known but officials said there was no evidence the incident was linked to terrorism, Reuters reports.

A man reported his Ford Escape as being stolen from a nearby hotel, and officials have confirmed it was the same car the two men were driving. Cocaine and a gun were later found inside the vehicle. It is believed the men had been at a party at the hotel before the shooting incident.

1. Ford Escape stolen
2. Men dressed as women try to enter compound
3. Barriers erected when men fail to comply
4. Men accelerate toward police car
5. One killed, one injured

VOICEOVER (in English):

“Officials have confirmed a black Ford Escape that tried to enter the NSA compound on Monday belonged to a man who reported it stolen from a nearby hotel. Cocaine and a gun were later found inside the vehicle.”

“The two men who took the car were reportedly dressed as women when they tried to gain entry into the NSA compound shortly before 9:00 a.m.”

“They failed to comply with instructions to leave the area, which was when barriers were put up.”

“The two men then accelerated toward a police car that was blocking the road, ramming it.”

“NSA police fired at the vehicle, killing one of the occupants at the scene. The other man was hospitalized.”

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