The FBI is investigating an agent-involved shooting that took place at 6pm on Monday, May 3, 2021. A person involved in a security incident outside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in McLean, VA, got out of his vehicle with a weapon and engaged by law enforcement. officials, ”said a statement from the field office.
The suspect, the statement continued, “was injured and has been transported to a hospital for medical attention.”
The suspect originally drove up to CIA gates late Monday morning and made statements suggesting there was a bomb in their vehicle, according to a police authority and another source familiar with the incident.
A CIA spokesman had described the scene as a “security situation”
“Our connection remains secure and our security officers working on the incident are the only agency personnel directly involved,” the statement said.
At the time, CIA officials said security had been tightened to prevent any similar incident.
The FBI’s Washington Field Office stressed on Monday that the agency “takes all shootings involving our agents or task force members seriously” and “the review process is thorough and objective and carried out as quickly as possible under the circumstances.”
This story has been updated with more information on Monday.