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FBI agent opened fire on an armed man outside CIA headquarters in Virginia

The Guardian - Tue May 4 12:42

An armed man was shot and wounded after being confronted by at least one FBI agent outside the CIA headquarters in Virginia on Monday, authorities said.

The incident occurred at about 6pm, the FBI said in a statement, describing it as an “agent-involved shooting”.

The suspect “emerged from his vehicle with a weapon and was engaged by law enforcement”, the statement continued.

The unidentified suspect was taken to a local hospital and his condition wasn’t immediately known.

The FBI said it was reviewing the incident.

“The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances,” the FBI said.

Several news outlets reported that the shooting followed an “hours-long standoff” with authorities. Officials speaking on condition of anonymity told the Washington Post that the person had pulled up to the CIA security gate hours earlier, and the shooting occurred after lengthy negotiations with him.

The CIA said its compound had remained secure, and its security protective officers were “the only agency personnel directly involved” in the incident.