A man was shot and wounded outside the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters in McLean, Virginia, Monday after getting out of his vehicle with a weapon, according to the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The CIA said the suspect did not violate the connection.
The FBI said in a statement that it was undergoing an “agent-involved shooting” that took place around 1 p.m. 18 local time.
“A person involved in a security incident outside Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters in McLean, VA, got out of his vehicle with a weapon and was engaged by police,” the FBI statement said.
The suspect was transported to a hospital for medical attention, according to the FBI. It did not provide further details about the shooting, though it said hours earlier that agents had responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle outside the CIA headquarters.
A source near the scene told CBS News that he heard 13 shots fired.
A CIA spokesman told CBS News that its connection was not violated and the only agency personnel involved were its security officers working with local law enforcement. The CIA subsequently referred inquiries about the incident to the FBI.
Pat Milton contributed reporting.