A law enforcement source tells Pete Williams FBI agents shot and wounded the suspect at the CIA main gate, ending the standoff. Unclear why shots were fired.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) May 3, 2021
A suspected intruder who was stopped by armed guards near the main entrance to Central Intelligence Agency’s Virginia headquarters on Monday was reportedly shot by FBI agents after a standoff.
In a statement to Fox News, the CIA said the incident occurred “just outside the secure perimeter of CIA Headquarters by our main gate” on a major causeway, State Route 123.
“Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved,” the agency said.
Security around the spy agency headquarters is extremely tight. In 1993, Mir Aimal Kansi, a Pakistani immigrant, killed two CIA employees and shot three others outside the building near the main entrance.
An intense overseas manhunt led to his capture four years later. He was convicted of the killings and was executed by lethal injection in 2002.