Armed man shot by federal agents after standoff outside CIA headquarters, authorities say


Federal agents opened fire on an armed man outside CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia, during an hourslong standoff on Monday, authorities said.

NBC News, citing two law enforcement officials, reported that an intruder had attempted to drive into the CIA facility without access at about 6 p.m. ET, and was stopped by armed guards. The CIA’s negotiation with the intruder lasted for hours, according to NBC News.  

The individual was later shot by agents with the FBI after a standoff, the bureau confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY and later posted to Twitter.

The FBI said it is reviewing the incident.

“The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously,” the statement said. “The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances.”

The suspect emerged from his vehicle holding a weapon when officers shot him, according to the FBI. The unidentified suspect was taken to a local hospital and his condition wasn’t immediately known, the FBI 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,” a CIA spokeswoman said in an earlier statement to NBC.

An ambulance had arrived at the scene after a series of loud bangs like gunshots, ABC reported.

The CIA’s security protocols have heightened after a Pakistani man fatally shot two CIA employees and wounded three others outside the spy agency’s headquarters in 1993.

A U.S. Capitol Police Officer was killed in April after a man rammed a car into a security barrier near the U.S. Capitol building.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Armed man shot by federal agents after standoff outside CIA headquarters, authorities say

3 thoughts on “Armed man shot by federal agents after standoff outside CIA headquarters, authorities say

  1. I’m always skeptical of mainstream media reports. They alter actual events to suit the agenda of the day, but one phrase did seem clear, namely “Our compound remains secured.” What kind of human uses that kind of term? Compound, as in military compound? Gee, for an executive agency, that would sound reasonable. But, all kidding aside, what would happen if I created a ‘compound’ on my own property, something like say, the Waco compound? Would the feds come and militarily attack me because only the feds can have compounds? The feds certainly killed many innocent people at Waco. Why would they do something like that? Are all civilian organizations and/or compounds either an integral part of the federal regime (gang), or are they considered the enemy that must be destroyed? Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. Wow. Sounds like a rogue CIA operative who wants to become a ghost and they probably helped faked his own death. Now he will grab a new life and identity some where else like Epstein probably did and will be doing black ops for the rest of his life. You know it happens all the time.

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