A suspected intruder who was stopped by armed guards close to the principle entrance to Central Intelligence Agency’s Virginia headquarters on Monday was reportedly shot by FBI brokers after a standoff.
The CIA advised Fox News it was working to verify the taking pictures, which was first reported by NBC News, citing a regulation enforcement supply.
In an announcement to Fox News, the CIA mentioned the incident occurred “just outside the secure perimeter of CIA Headquarters by our main gate” on a serious causeway, State Route 123.
“Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved,” the company mentioned.
The suspected intruder was stopped by armed guards however didn’t make it onto the compound, officers mentioned. No photographs have been fired and no company personnel have been injured.
The Fairfax County Police Department advised Fox News it was helping with site visitors management close to the incident after Dolley Madison Boulevard was closed off.
“Everything is fine. I think the closures are just out of extreme caution,” a police spokesman mentioned.
Security across the spy agency headquarters is extraordinarily tight. In 1993, Mir Aimal Kansi, a Pakistani immigrant, killed two CIA workers and shot three others outdoors the constructing close to the principle entrance.
An intense abroad manhunt led to his seize 4 years later. He was convicted of the killings and was executed by deadly injection in 2002.