Police are responding to an “ongoing security incident” outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia
FBI agents shoot and injure armed intruders outside CIA headquarters after trying to drive into Langley compound
- FBI agents shot a man who tried to get through the main gates to the CIA and brandished a weapon after being stopped by armed guards
- One person attempted to drive into the campus of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia without entry and was stopped by security personnel at the gates
- Before the shooting, CIA security officers are said to have negotiated with the person while they were in their car
FBI agents shot a man outside the CIA’s front door in Langley, Virginia, after a standoff Monday night in which the suspect brandished a weapon after getting out of his car.
Police had originally been called to the agency’s headquarters to deal with what was described as a “security incident.”
The threat from an intruder was handled by the spy agency security service, but then the FBI was also called to the scene.
Initially, the security personnel would be negotiating with the suspect who got out of his car with a weapon. FBI agents then shot the man.
Law enforcement officers guard at the entrance to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters after a security incident in Langley, Virginia on Monday afternoon
Dolley Madison Boulevard is blocked by law enforcement in response to a security-related situation outside the secure perimeter at the main entrance to the CIA headquarters in Virginia
The FBI is reviewing a shooting involving an agent that took place at approximately 6 p.m. Monday. A person involved in a security incident outside CIA headquarters came out of his vehicle with a weapon and was arrested by law enforcement officials. The person was injured and was taken to hospital for medical attention, ”the FBI said.
Bureau agents arrived on the scene after a report of suspicious vehicles in the area.
The person is said to have attempted to drive into the CIA premises without ID, where he was quickly stopped by armed guards, who check the entrance gates to the complex.
The main CIA buildings are far from the nearby roadway.
Fairfax County Police Department officers were on site to manage traffic around the agency’s high-security main gate, about 10 miles from Washington DC
FBI and Fairfax County Police Department officials have all been involved in securing the facility
One person attempted to drive into the campus of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia without entry and was stopped by armed guards running through the gates
A law enforcement source said NBC News that CIA security had tried to negotiate with the man to get back into his car.
Working with our local law enforcement partners, we are addressing a security situation just outside the secure perimeter of the CIA headquarters at our main gate.
“Our compound remains secure and our security officers involved in the incident are the only agency personnel directly involved,” an agency spokeswoman said earlier.
Fairfax County Police Department officers were also on hand to manage traffic around the agency’s high-security main gate, about 10 miles from Washington DC
The main entrance to the CIA complex is well guarded by a system of gates and checkpoints
The CIA has been the target of attacks in the past.
In 1993, a Pakistani man killed two CIA employees and injured three others while sitting in their car outside the main gate.
Mir Aimal Kasi was on the run for four years before being arrested, tried and sentenced back to the US. He was executed in 2002.
Other high-profile sites in the country’s capital are often on the alert.
In April, a Capitol police officer was killed and a second injured after a suspect rammed into a barrier.