Monday, March 30, 2015

Death at the N.S.A.

Here are the opening paragraphs of Scott Shane's 3-30-15 New York Times article entitled "Driver Killed as Stolen Car Enters N.S.A. Campus":

"The two cross-dressing young men who had spent the night at a nearby motel with an older man and stole his car on Monday morning may not have known exactly where they were going. But they sped into a special highway exit reserved for employees of the National Security Agency.

"The agency, the country’s largest and most secretive intelligence organization, is protected by its own police force on a sprawling Maryland campus and is on permanent alert against intruders. The encounter ended with both men shot, one fatally, by agency security personnel, authorities said.

"'There’s still a lot of investigating to do,' said a law enforcement official who was briefed on the episode. 'But it seems very possible that they didn’t set out to go to N.S.A.'

"Officials said they found cocaine and at least one firearm in the stolen Ford Escape S.U.V., which was perhaps why the driver did not obey orders from N.S.A. officers to stop. Officials identified the wounded passenger in the stolen car as Kevin Fleming, 20, of Baltimore. The name of the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was not disclosed by late Monday."

To read Shane's entire article, click HERE.

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