A man was shot and wounded in front of the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in McLean, Virginia, on Monday, after getting out of his car with a weapon, the FBI field office in Washington reported. The CIA said the suspect did not break the connection.
A statement from the FBI said it was investigating an “agent-related shooting” that occurred around 6 p.m., local time.
“A person involved in a security incident in front of the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in McLean, Virginia, got out of his car with a weapon and was engaged by law enforcement officers,”
According to the FBI, the suspect was transported to a hospital for medical treatment. He did not provide further details about the shooting, although he said hours earlier that agents had responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle outside CIA headquarters.
A source near the scene told CBS News that he heard 13 shots.
A CIA spokesman told CBS News that his connection had not been broken and that the agency’s only staff involved were its security officers working with local law enforcement. The CIA directed follow-up inquiries into the incident to the FBI.
Pat Milton is involved in the reporting.