A suspected intruder stopped by gunmen near the main entrance to Virginia Central Intelligence Headquarters on Monday was shot dead by FBI agents.
The shooting happened around 6pm when the unidentified suspect got out of his vehicle with a gun before being shot, the FBI said in a statement to Fox News.
“The subject was injured and transported to a hospital for medical treatment,” the FBI said.
The agency did not specify what type of weapon the suspect had or what his motive was.
Hours earlier, he had been stopped by armed guards “just outside the secure perimeter of the CIA headquarters next to our main gate” on the main road, State Road 123, the CIA told Fox News.
“Our complex remains secure and our security staff working on the incident are the only staff directly involved in the Agency,” the agency said.
The suspected violator did not enter the complex, officials said. No agency employees were fired at that time and no one was injured.
The Fairfax County Police Department told Fox News that they were helping to control traffic near the incident after Dolly Madison Boulevard was closed.
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“Everything is fine. I think the closures are just extremely careful,” a police spokesman said.
The security around the spy agency’s headquarters is extremely strict. In 1993, Mir Aimal Kansi, a Pakistani immigrant, killed two CIA officers and shot three others in front of a building near the main entrance.
Intense persecution abroad led to his capture four years later. He was convicted of the murders and executed by lethal injection in 2002.