FBI agents shoot and wound armed intruder outside CIA headquarters following hours-long standoff after he tried to drive into the Langley compound
- FBI agents have shot a man who tried get through the main gates to the CIA and brandished a weapon after being stopped by armed guards
- A person attempted to drive into the CIA headquarters campus in Langley, Virginia, without access and was stopped by security personnel at the gates
- Before the shooting, CIA security officers were said to have been negotiating with the person while they remained in their car
Agents from the FBI have shot a man outside the front gates to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, after he brandished a weapon following an hours-long standoff.
Police had originally been called to CIA HQ to deal with a ‘security incident.’
The man, who has not been named by officials, reportedly tried to drive into the CIA compound and was stopped, sparking an hours-long standoff.
The threat was being dealt with by the spy agency’s guard force, but the FBI was also summoned to the scene.
The suspect is said to have been at the CIA security gate hours earlier, and officials had been in lengthy negotiations with him.
The FBI said agents opened fire after the man emerged from his car holding a weapon.
Law enforcement officers guard near the entrance to the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after a security incident in Langley, Virginia on Monday afternoon
Dolley Madison Boulevard is blocked off by law enforcement in response to a security-related situation outside of the secure perimeter near the main gate of CIA headquarters in Virginia
A statement from the Bureau said: ‘The FBI is reviewing an agent-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 6pm on Monday.
‘An individual involved in a security incident outside the CIA HQ emerged from his vehicle with a weapon and was engaged by law enforcement officers.
‘The subject was wounded and has been transported to hospital for medical attention.’
Agents from the bureau came on scene following a report of suspicious vehicles in the area.
The person is said to have attempted to drive into the CIA grounds without any ID where he was quickly apprehended by armed guards, who control the access gates to the complex.
The main CIA buildings are set well back from the nearby roadway.
Officers from the Fairfax County Police were on site managing traffic around the heavily guarded main entrance to the agency, about 10 miles from Washington D.C.
Officials from the FBI and the Fairfax County Police Department have all been involved in securing the facility
A person attempted to drive into the CIA headquarters campus in Langley, Virginia, without access and was stopped by armed guards who run the gates
One law enforcement source told NBC News that CIA security officers had attempted to negotiate with the man to get back in his vehicle.
‘In coordination with our local law enforcement partners, we are addressing a security situation just outside the secure perimeter of CIA Headquarters by our main gate.
‘Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved’, an agency spokeswoman said earlier on.
Officers from the Fairfax County Police were also on site managing traffic around the heavily guarded main entrance to the agency, about 10 miles from Washington D.C.
The main entrance to the CIA complex is well guarded through a system of gates and checkpoints
The CIA has been the target of attacks in the past.
In 1993, a Pakistani man killed two CIA employees and wounded three others as they sat in their cars outside the main entrance.
Mir Aimal Kasi was on the run for four years before he was arrested, brought back to the U.S. tried and convicted. He was executed in 2002.
Other high profile sites around the nation’s capital are often on high alert.
In April, a U.S. Capitol police officer was killed and a second was injured after a suspect rammed a barrier.