FBI agents shoot intruder near entrance to CIA headquarters

Intruder tries to drive into the CIA facility in Virginia without access, stopped by armed guards.

Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 4:09 AM

Road sign pointing the way to the CIA Headquarters
Road sign pointing the way to the CIA Headquarters
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A suspected intruder who was stopped by armed guards near the main entrance to Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Virginia headquarters on Monday was shot by FBI agents, Fox News reports.

The shooting occurred around 6:00 p.m. local time, when the unidentified suspect got out of his vehicle with a weapon before he was shot, the FBI told Fox News in a statement.

"The subject was wounded and has been transported to a hospital for medical attention," the FBI said.

Earlier, according to reports, the suspect was stopped by armed guards "just outside the secure perimeter of CIA Headquarters by our main gate" on State Route 123.

The suspected intruder did not make it onto the compound, officials said. No shots were fired at the time and no agency personnel were injured.

A police spokesman told NBC News earlier that there is an “ongoing security incident” outside the CIA headquarters that is being handled by the spy agency's guard force.

The Fairfax County Police spokesman said his police department was helping manage traffic outside the heavily guarded main CIA entrance, off a busy thoroughfare in a Virginia suburb near Washington, D.C.

In a statement, an agency spokeswoman said, “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.”

In 1993, a Pakistani national killed two CIA employees in their cars and wounded three others as they were waiting at a stoplight near the main entrance to the building. The man, Mir Aimal Kasi, also known as Mir Aimal Kansi, fled and was at large for four years before being arrested, returned to the US, tried and convicted. He was executed in 2002.



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