US official: Reports say 1 dead at Fort Meade gate crashing

A Maryland State Police cruiser sits at a blocked southbound entrance on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway that accesses the National Security Agency, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Fort Meade, Md. A spokeswoman at Fort Meade says two people have been injured near a gate to the NSA. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A senior U.S. official says preliminary reports from the scene at Fort Meade, Md., indicate one person is dead after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the base.

The official says a firefight ensued after the car tried to crash the gate, and at least one of the two people in the car is dead. Fort Meade is home of the National Security Agency.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing incident by name.

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