Men in shooting at NSA had gone to hotel to 'party': Police

Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the US National Security Agency in a stolen car met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to a hotel to "party."

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 31, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

Fort Meade: Police say two cross-dressing men who crashed into a guarded entrance to the US National Security Agency in a stolen car met the vehicle's owner in Baltimore before heading to a hotel to "party."

Howard County police spokeswoman Mary Phelan says the SUV's owner picked up the two men, dressed as women, in Baltimore and then headed to the Terrace Motel in Elkridge, Maryland. Phelan says the vehicle owner told investigators they arrived at the hotel around 7:30 am to "party."

Phelan says that after about an hour, while the SUV's owner was in the bathroom, the men stole his car and he called police.

Just before 9 am, the two men ignored officers' orders at a gate at Fort Meade, where the NSA is based. Police fired on the SUV, which rammed into a police vehicle. One suspect was killed. The second was injured.