Standoff Ends as FBI Shoots, Wounds Armed Man Outside CIA Headquarters

Police cars are seen outside the CIA headquarters's gate after an attempted intrusion earlier in the day in Langley, Virginia, on May 3, 2021. - An armed person was shot by FBI agents Monday after a standoff of several hours at the entry gate to the CIA headquarters, the federal …
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An armed man was shot and wounded by FBI agents late Monday night, bringing to an end a two-hour standoff outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

The FBI Washington Field Office revealed the suspect was “involved in a security incident” outside the facility and had exited his vehicle with a weapon at about 6 p.m. before being engaged by law enforcement officers.

The person is alleged to have attempted to drive into the CIA grounds without any ID.

The suspect has since been transported to a hospital for medical attention, it said, adding the federal agency is reviewing the “agent-involved shooting.”

“The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously,” it said after confirming the incident took place.

“The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances.”

NBC News reported guards at the gates had earlier stopped the suspect, who repeatedly refused to move, the report said, citing two law enforcement officials.

Security officers tried to push the vehicle out of the way. The suspect then exited the car with a gun and was shot, the report said.

Two officials told NBC News the suspect, who they described as mentally unstable, has tried several times in the past to sneak into the CIA facility.

The shooting is under investigation.

“The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances,” the FBI said in its statement.

UPI contributed to this story

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