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WASHINGTON – A man who tried to drive to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. Was shot dead by FBI agents on Monday after a standoff of several hours, officials said.
Two law enforcement officials said the intruder attempted to enter the CIA facility without gaining access around 6 p.m. ET, and was stopped by armed guards operating a series of doors. CIA security officers had negotiated with the man and after he repeatedly refused to move, it was decided to try to push the car out of the way.
Shortly after, he got out of his car and brandished a gun before being shot by FBI agents. One of the officials said the person claimed to have explosives, but law enforcement officials did not say if he actually had any.
According to the two officials, the man is mentally disturbed and one of them said it was a person who had made several attempts in the past to enter the CIA campus.
The man, whose identity has not been revealed, was taken to a local hospital, the FBI said. The extent of his injuries was not known.
“The FBI takes seriously all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members. The review process is thorough and objective, and is being conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances,” the office said in a statement. .
A CIA spokeswoman said earlier that they were “tackling a security situation just outside the secure perimeter of the CIA headquarters near our main gate. Our complex remains secure and our security protection officers in charge of the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved ”.
A reporter at the scene of the NBC News station in Washington, DC, WRC-TV, observed a significant amount of police activity around the security gates of the headquarters complex in a Virginia suburb near Washington, DC The buildings themselves same are far 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 injured three others while they were waiting at a red light near this 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 United States, tried and sentenced. He was executed in 2002.
In April, a US Capitol policeman was killed and another injured when a suspect crashed into a barrier.