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Man shot by FBI after 'security situation' just outside CIA headquarters

Published by Business Insider on Tue, 04 May 2021

<p><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/60904cf034af8d001859a9e9-2400/2016-11-02T120000Z_1793330125_S1BEUKNFWXAA_RTRMADP_3_USA-CIA-BRENNAN.JPG" border="0" alt="2016 11 02T120000Z_1793330125_S1BEUKNFWXAA_RTRMADP_3_USA CIA BRENNAN.JPG" data-mce-source="USA-CIA-BRENNAN/ REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo" data-mce-caption="The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, Virginia, U.S. on August 14, 2008."></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>A man attempted to drive into the CIA's Langley headquarters in McLean, Virginia, and was shot by FBI agents after an armed standoff, <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/intruder-stopped-armed-guards-driving-through-cia-main-entrance-n1266169">according to reports.</a></p><p>According to an NBC News report, the intruder tried to breach a gate that was manned by armed guards and refused to initially leave his vehicle.</p><p>A negotiation ensued for hours, and according to an FBI statement, the man emerged from his car carrying a gun and was shot by FBI agents who were manning the checkpoint. No CIA or FBI agents were reported to be injured, and the person was transported to a local hospital.</p><p>"The FBI is reviewing an agent-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021," the FBI said in a statement, according to local <a href="https://twitter.com/AllisonPapson/status/1389370899057500163">WTTG reporter Allison Papson</a>. "An individual involved in a security incident outside Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters in McLean, VA, emerged from his vehicle with a weapon and was engaged by law enforcement officers."</p><p>The FBI is now reviewing the shooting.</p><p>NBC News <a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/intruder-stopped-armed-guards-driving-through-cia-main-entrance-n1266169">first reported</a> that an unauthorized person attempted to breach a guarded gate. The network also reported that there was a heavy police presence around the headquarters.</p><p>"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 on Route 123," a CIA spokesperson initially told NBC News. "Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved."</p><p>Local news station WJLA <a href="https://wjla.com/news/local/security-incident-at-the-entrance-gate-of-cia-headquarters-in-virginia">reported</a> that there was a temporary flight restriction around the area.</p><p><em>This story is developing. Check back for updates.</em></p><p><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/security-incident-cia-headquarters-report-2021-5#comments">Join the conversation about this story &#187;</a></p> <p>NOW WATCH: <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/doomsday-prepper-million-dollar-condo-converted-missile-silo-2019-3">Inside a $3 million doomsday condo that can sustain 75 people for 5 years</a></p>
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