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An FBI agent shoots an armed man outside the CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia.



A man was shot and injured outside the Central Intelligence Service headquarters in McLean, Virginia, on Monday after emerging from a car with an armed body, according to the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The CIA said the suspect did not violate the deal.

The FBI said in a statement it was investigating. The “agent involved in the shooting” took place around 6:00 PM.

“A person involved in a security incident outside the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in McLean, Virginia, emerged from his vehicle armed with a law enforcement officer,” an FBI statement said.

The suspect was rushed to hospital for medical treatment, according to the FBI. It did not provide any further details on the shooting, although it was said hours earlier that officials had responded to reports of suspicious vehicles outside the CIA headquarters.

A source near the scene told CBS News he had heard 13 gunshots.

A CIA spokesperson told CBS News that its compound was not violated and that the only staff involved was the safety guards working alongside local law enforcement. The CIA later sent questions about the incident to the FBI.

Pat Milton contributed reporting.




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