Police Respond to Intruder Outside CIA Headquarters (UPDATED)


Authorities responded to what is being described as an “ongoing security incident” at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

MSNBC broke news Monday afternoon that “it appears that an intruder approached the guarded gate and tried to seek unauthorized access, and that the CIA may still be negotiating with that person inside their vehicle.”

NBC News national security correspondent Ken Dilanian reported that no shots were fired and “another law enforcement source said CIA security officers were negotiating with the person, who remained in his or her vehicle.”

UPDATE: Hours later, the suspect was apparently shot and wounded. The FBI’s Washington field office said in a statement, “The FBI is reviewing an agent-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2021. An individual involved in a security incident outside Central Intelligence Agency Headquarters in McLean, VA, emerged from his vehicle with a weapon and was engaged by law enforcement officers… The subject was wounded and has been transported to a hospital for medical attention. The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously. The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances”

CNN’s report says the individual “made statements suggesting there was a bomb in their vehicle.”

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