A suspected intruder stopped by armed officers near the main entrance to Virginia’s central intelligence headquarters on Monday was shot by an FBI agent after the clash.
The CIA told Fox News it was working to confirm the shooting, first reported by NBC News, citing law enforcement sources.
In a Fox News statement, the CIA said the incident occurred. “Outside the CIA headquarters safe zone next to our main gate” on State Route 123.
“Our agency remains safe and our safety personnel working in this incident are only those of the agencies directly involved,” said the agency.
Officials said the suspected attacker was stopped by armed officers. But didn’t go into that area No guns were fired and no staff were injured.
The Fairfax County Police Department told Fox News it was helping to control traffic near the scene after Dolley Madison Boulevard was closed.
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“Everything is fine, I think the shutdown has been very careful,” a police spokesman said.
Security around the reconnaissance headquarters is very tight.In 1993, Pakistani immigrant Mir Aimal Kansi killed two CIA workers and shot three others outside the building near the main entrance.
An intense foreign hunting landed him four years later. He was found guilty of murder and was executed by injection in 2002.