Armed man shot after standoff outside CIA headquarters in Virginia

Armed man shot after standoff outside CIA headquarters in Virginia

Armed man shot after standoff outside CIA headquarters in Virginia

Initially, security personnel were said to be negotiating with the suspect who had got out of his auto together with a weapon.

ABC later reported a source had informed them that an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent had fired on the suspect.

Officials say the man, who has not been named, was transported at an area hospital, but the extent of is injuries have not been made public.

The FBI said in a statement that it was reviewing an "agent-involved shooting" that occurred at roughly 6 p.m. local time. It did not provide any further details about the shooting, though it said hours earlier that agents had responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle outside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters.

Fairfax County Police told reporters Monday that a vehicle containing one person had attempted to drive towards the CIA's facility in Langley, Virginia, before being halted by guards who operate a series of gates.

The main Central Intelligence Agency buildings are set well back from the nearby roadway.

The Fairfax County Police Department told Fox News it was assisting with traffic control near the incident after Dolley Madison Boulevard was closed off.

Earlier, a CIA spokesperson said they were aware of the situation outside the compound's secure perimeter, several hundred metres from the agency's main building.

"Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved", the agency said.

Kansi escaped back to Pakistan and was only found and arrested four years later.

In April, a U.S. Capitol police officer was killed and a second was injured after a suspect rammed a barrier.

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