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Intruder stopped, shot by FBI agents after attempting to drive through CIA main entrance

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Intruder stopped, shot by FBI agents after attempting to drive through CIA main entrance


WASHINGTON — A security incident outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on Monday ended when FBI agents shot an attempted intruder after an hourslong standoff, a law enforcement official tells NBC News.

Two law enforcement officials said the intruder tried to drive into the CIA facility without access and was stopped by armed guards, who operate a series of gates. CIA security officers had been negotiating with the person before the shots were fired.

The person, whose identity has not been released, was transported to an area hospital. The extent of their injuries was not known nor were details about what prompted the gunfire or if the person was armed.

In a statement, an agency spokeswoman said, “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. Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved.”

The FBI’s local field office also released a statement, saying after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicles, the FBI “joined our law enforcement partners at the scene to assist in addressing the situation.”

The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va.Daniel Slim / AFP via Getty Images file

A reporter on the scene from the NBC News station in Washington, D.C., WRC-TV, observed a significant amount of police activity around the security gates to the headquarters complex in a Virginia suburb near Washington, D.C. The buildings themselves are set far back from the gates.

Security around the CIA is taken especially seriously because in 1993, a Pakistani national killed two CIA employees in their cars and wounded three others as they were waiting at a stoplight near that main entrance. Mir Aimal Kasi, also known as Mir Aimal Kansi, fled and was at large for four years before being arrested, returned to the U.S., tried and convicted. He was executed in 2002.

In April, a U.S. Capitol police officer was killed and another injured when a suspect rammed a barrier.

It is not known whether any CIA security personnel have been injured in Monday’s incident.





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