A gunman was wounded in a shooting that involved an FBI agent at CIA headquarters outside Washington early Monday night, the FBI said in a statement.
According to the FBI, the man got out of his vehicle, was “engaged by police” and was injured around 6 p.m. 18 Following the episode previously reported by NBC News, the man was taken to a hospital. The hospital was not named.
“The FBI takes any shooting incident involving our agents or members of the task force seriously,” Samantha Shero, a FBI Washington Field Office official, said in an email. “The review process is thorough and objective and will be completed as soon as possible under the circumstances.”
A CIA spokesman said the agency’s headquarters remained secure and referred questions to the FBI, which released limited details. It was not immediately clear if any agents or officers were injured.
The secure campus in Langley, Va., Has served the agency since 1961. The complex is closed to the public and is only accessible to those with security clearances or by special arrangement. The CIA’s website offers virtual tours of 32 sites on the complex, from the outdoor cryptos sculpture with a coded message to a bust of former President George HW Bush, who served as CIA director from January 1976 to January 1977. The complex was named after him. in 1999.
Just last month, a lone driver hit officers at the Capitol as large security was installed after the January 6 uprising began to subside around the grounds. One officer died and another was wounded.
The episode on Monday at CIA headquarters repeated a 1993 shooting around campus when a Pakistani man killed two CIA employees who were stopped in traffic outside the agency’s headquarters. The man, Mir Aimal Kasi, who also injured three others, later said he was furious at CIA activity in Pakistan and other Islamic nations. He was executed by lethal injection in 2002 after avoiding prosecution for years in Pakistan. Virginia has since abolished the death penalty.