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FBI agent opens fire on suspect outside CIA headquarters in Virginia

WJLA – Washington D.C. logo WJLA – Washington D.C. 5/4/2021 7News Staff

Law enforcement sources tell ABC News that at least one FBI agent opened fire on a suspect outside CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia Monday.

The suspect has been transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

The security incident was ongoing for most of Monday near the entrance gate on Dolley Madison Boulevard, where traffic was being diverted. Traffic is now moving freely in the area.

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A temporary flight restriction was also in place around the area.

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A CIA spokesman had released this statement to 7News:

"In coordination with our local law enforcement partners, we are addressing a security situation just outside the secure perimeter of CIA Headquarters by our main gate on Route 123," according to a CIA spokesperson. "Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved.”

“CIA Headquarters remains secured, and we refer questions to the FBI.”

The FBI provided the following statement to 7News:

"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.”


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