AN FBI agent shot and wounded an armed suspect after a “suspicious vehicle” drove up to CIA headquarters in Virginia.
Both the CIA and FBI responded after an unauthorized person with a weapon tried to drive past the entrance gate at the CIA Headquarters in Langley.
NBC News reported that the person was stopped at the entrance gate by armed guards after trying to enter the facility without permission.
The FBI confirmed in a statement on Twitter on Monday evening that a person was wounded and that the incident is currently under investigation.
“FBI is reviewing an agent-involved shooting that occurred at approx. 6 pm on Monday, May 3, 2021,” the tweet said.
“An individual involved in a security incident outside Central Intelligence Agency HQ in McLean, VA, emerged from his vehicle with a weapon & was engaged by law enforcement officers.
“The subject was wounded & has been transported to a hospital for medical attention. The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously.
“The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances.”
Earlier in the evening, the CIA confirmed that the agency was responding in a statement to WUSA9.
“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,” the statement said.
“Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved.”
According to local media, the situation led to road closures in the area, and Fairfax County Police were helping to direct traffic around it.
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Reporters on the scene observed heavy police presence in the area.
The CIA headquarters is set far back from the gate that the person attempted to enter.
It’s unclear at this time if any agents were harmed in the incident.