The FBI said that at least one agent shot and wounded a man carrying a weapon outside the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency, ending an hourslong standoff Monday.
“An individual involved in a security incident outside Central Intelligence Agency HQ in McLean, VA, emerged from his vehicle with a weapon & was engaged by law enforcement officers,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Washington field office wrote on Twitter. The FBI didn’t say what kind of weapon the man was carrying.
The wounded man was transported to a hospital for medical attention, the FBI said, adding that it would review the shooting according to its procedures. The FBI statement didn’t disclose the man’s identity or provide further details about his condition.
Part of a road outside of the CIA’s headquarters was temporarily closed, after security officials responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle outside the CIA compound.
Local police and an FBI team responded to the incident, which began around lunchtime and stretched on for hours. The FBI said the shooting occurred around 6 p.m.
The situation unfolded just outside the secure perimeter of the CIA’s headquarters by the main gate, the CIA said. “Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved,” the agency said.
The agency referred additional questions to the FBI.
Fairfax County Police blocked off part of a road outside the CIA’s headquarters because of the incident, but reopened that section later Monday. A police spokesman said that the temporary closure was out of an abundance of caution while the CIA’s security officers addressed the situation.
—Alan Cullison and Sadie Gurman contributed to this article.
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