The FBI said in a statement that a gunman was injured in a shooting involving an FBI agent at CIA headquarters outside Washington, early Monday evening.
According to the FBI, the man got out of his car, was “addressed by law enforcement officers,” and was injured around 6 pm after the incident, which was previously reported. Posted by NBC NewsThe man was taken to the hospital. The name of the hospital was not mentioned.
“The FBI takes all shootings involving our clients or staff members seriously,” Samantha Shiro, public affairs officer for the FBI’s Washington Field Office, said in an email. “The review process is comprehensive and objective, and is conducted as quickly as possible under these circumstances.”
A CIA spokesman said the agency’s headquarters remained secure and referred questions to the FBI, which released limited details. It was not immediately clear if any of the agents or officers were injured.
The secure campus, in Langley, Virginia, has served the agency since 1961. It is closed to the public, and is accessible only to those with security clearances or by private arrangement. The CIA website offers Virtual tours for 32 locations In the complex, from the outside Cryptos sculpted with a coded message To the bust of former President George H.W.Bush, who served as director of the CIA from January 1976 to January 1977. The complex was named after him in 1999.
Just last month, Sole driver It collided with the officers on the Capitol building, as tight security that had been put in place after the January 6 riots began to retreat around the ground. One officer died and another was injured.
Monday’s incident at CIA headquarters echoed the 1993 shooting around the campus, when a Pakistani man was Two CIA employees were killed Those who were stopped in traffic outside the headquarters of the Authority. The man, Mir Aimal Cassi, who injured three others, later said he was outraged by CIA activity in Pakistan and other Muslim countries. He was executed by lethal injection in 2002 after fleeing trial for years in Pakistan. Virginia has since abolished the death penalty.