A suspected man who tried to gain access to the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia was shot and wounded by FBI agents after a long fight with a man who allegedly claimed to be a bomb did.
The FBI’s Washington Field Office said Monday evening that agents opened fire on the intruder just after 6 pm local time.
“A person involved in a security incident outside the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in McLean, VA, emerged from his vehicle with a weapon and was engaged by law enforcement officers.” The bureau said in a statement “The subject was wounded and sent to a hospital for therapy.”
in bus: @ FBI Reviewing “agent-involved shootings” @ CIA6 pm main gate “One person … emerged from his vehicle w / a weapon and was engaged” per statement “by law enforcement officers” subject was injured and rushed to hospital for medical attention ” pic.twitter.com/hN1CuI6TeN
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According to law enforcement sources cited by CNN and NBC, the suspect initially suggested he placed the explosive in his car, later ejected the vehicle with a weapon as officers attempted to convince him to stand .
The person, whose identity was not released, was “mentally disturbed” Several attempts were made to reach the CIA campus in the past, unnamed sources told NBC.
Although it is unclear how many shots were fired, reporters camped near the scene and said they fired more than a dozen times, and shortly thereafter saw an ambulance. The suspect’s condition is unclear.
Police had blocked the path leading to the entrance of the George Bush Center for Intelligence – named after the 41st US president and former CIA director – so none of these reporters had an idea Was exactly what transpired.
The CIA confirmed only one “Security incident” At his headquarters, presenting some details, but telling Langley Compound “Be safe” And its security officers were handling the situation.
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