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1 dead after car tries to ram NSA gate, claims US officials

Fort Meade, Maryland: A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at the Fort Meade military installation, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials. An FBI spokeswoman said the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism.

The two federal officials said at least one of the people in the car died after the firefight ensued. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing incident on the record. A senior defense official said the two men were dressed as women.

That official also spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing incident. The NSA is headquartered on the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore. FBI spokeswoman Amy J.

Thoreson said in an email Monday that the shooting scene is contained. The agency is working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland to determine if federal charges are warranted, she said.

Thoreson also says FBI agents are doing interviews with witnesses. Local television showed two damaged vehicles near a gate and emergency workers loading an injured uniformed man into an ambulance. Aerial news images showed that one of the damaged vehicles was a white SUV marked “NSA Police.” Its front end was crumpled, and the hood was up.

The other was a dark, unmarked SUV. A building on the NSA campus was damaged by gunfire earlier this month. Authorities captured a man March 3 who they believe fired that night on the NSA site, as well as earlier at several nearby places and two moving vehicles.

The suspect in that case, Hong Young, told police he heard voices directing him to fire on one of the occupied vehicles. The gate that serves as the NSA entrance is just off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, a scenic commuter route. In addition to the NSA, Fort Meade is home to the Defense Information Systems Agency and the U.S.

Cyber Command.

About 11,000 military personnel and about 29,000 civilian employees work on the property.

US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram NSA gate

Fort Meade, Maryland: A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at the Fort Meade military installation, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials. An FBI spokeswoman said the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism.

The two federal officials said at least one of the people in the car died after the firefight ensued. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing incident on the record. A senior defense official said the two men were dressed as women.

That official also spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing incident. The NSA is headquartered on the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore. FBI spokeswoman Amy J.

Thoreson said in an email Monday that the shooting scene is contained. The agency is working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland to determine if federal charges are warranted, she said.

Thoreson also says FBI agents are doing interviews with witnesses. Local television showed two damaged vehicles near a gate and emergency workers loading an injured uniformed man into an ambulance. Aerial news images showed that one of the damaged vehicles was a white SUV marked “NSA Police.” Its front end was crumpled, and the hood was up.

The other was a dark, unmarked SUV. A building on the NSA campus was damaged by gunfire earlier this month. Authorities captured a man March 3 who they believe fired that night on the NSA site, as well as earlier at several nearby places and two moving vehicles.

The suspect in that case, Hong Young, told police he heard voices directing him to fire on one of the occupied vehicles.

Felon and store guard both behind bars after fight

By KRQE Staff Published: March 28, 2015, 5:34 pm Updated: March 28, 2015, 10:49 pm ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) What started as a store security guard responding to a disturbance at a Walgreens soon turned into much more. A store security guard and the man the guard was trying to detain are both behind bars. One is a criminal with a long rap sheet and the other a security guard.

Both of them are now facing felony charges. Authorities say Robin Monfort was causing a commotion at the cash register at a Walgreens. According to a criminal complaint, store security guard, Justin Aguilar, intervened with another guard.

When Monfort left the store, both officers followed. That s when investigators say Monfort pulled out mace and sprayed one of the guards in the face. Aguilar avoided the attack and followed Monfort in his vehicle to the nearby Home Depot parking lot.

After, Monfort got out of his car and walked away. Witnesses say, they saw Aguilar hit him take Monfort s mace and sprayed him with it before the other guard came over and punched him in the face. Officers arrested both Monfort and Aguilar.

In court, officials recommended being a little more lenient on the security guard given his past. The judge agreed and reduced Aguilar s bond because of his limited criminal history. The judge wasn t as easy on Monfort who has an extensive and very widespread criminal history.

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Man pepper sprayed at Westlake Center suing security guard

embedded content A Seattle man pepper sprayed, handcuffed and detained by a Westlake Center security guard as he walked past a protest outside the mall is now suing the guard and his company for what his lawyer argues was illegal and unnecessary. Raymond Wilford, 26, was walking by the protest on the sidwalk Aug.

9 when a mentally unstable man who had been threatening the pro-Palestinian protesters turn on him, according to eyewitness reports. Security guard Stuart Hinds, a former Department of Corrections guard working for Valor Security, stepped in and began spraying pepper spray into the air before he then pointed it directly at Wilford and sprayed the man in the face, according to multiple eyewitness reports.

Photographer Alex Garland, who came to the mall to document the rally as a journalist, said the guard ignored the man who instigated the trouble and focused solely on Wilford, who is black. Hinds then wrestled Wilford to the ground, handcuffed him, and ultimately forced him into the mall even though the incident happened on a public sidewalk and he had no authority or jurisdiction. “He had no more right to arrest him than you or I,” said attorney Mike Maxwell, who is representing Wilford. “He instead chose to mace first, handcuff second, and ask questions third.” A number of protesters shouted at Hinds, telling the security guard he had the wrong man. Hinds ignored them.

But Garland, who captured pictures of the incident posted here, 1 said there was no threat and the security officer clearly singled out the wrong guy. “The guy that was the aggressor was closer to the security guard. The other individual, the person of color, was further away but he was the one who got pepper sprayed,” Garland says. Maxwell questions whether the guard’s response was racially motivated. “I only remember seeing one African American there, and it’s Wilford.

I can’t think of any reason why this private security guard assaulted, kidnapped and unlawfully imprisoned Wilford, other than his race,” Maxwell said.

Reward offered for pair in beer theft, guard assault

If you have information about the pair pictured, call (480) 948-6377. (Photo: Silent Witness) Police are seeking help from the public in identifying two people involved in an apparent aggravated assault in Glendale from December. On Sunday, Dec.

28, 2014, at about 9:25 p.m., the duo took two cases of beer from the Circle K at the intersection of 43rd and Glendale avenues in Glendale. As the pair attempted to get in a vehicle with the beer, a 71-year-old security guard from a nearby strip mall approached them.

Surveillance video from the convenience store shows the male police are seeking hit the security guard in the face and the guard fall unconscious. The woman police are trying to locate then hits the fallen man while he is on the ground. The security guard ended up with multiple facial fractures and a broken jaw.

The two sought fled in a dark SUV that was occupied by at least three other people. Silent Witnes is offering up to $1,000 for information pertaining to this case. The man sought is described as Hispanic, in his late 20s, 5 foot 10 inches to six-feet tall, 200 pounds with short hair, a moustache, a goatee and large tattoos on the back of his neck and hands.

At the time of the crime, he was wearing a white and blue striped button-down shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. The woman is also described as Hispanic and in her late 20s. She is 5 foot 4 inches tall and 190 pounds with brown hair.

She was wearing a gray sweater with a red heart on the front and a large pendant necklace. If you or someone you know has information about this incident, please call Silent Witness at (480) WIT-NESS, or (480) 948-6377. You can also call toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip on the silent witness website: silentwitness.org 1 .

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