A man was shot and wounded outside the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in McLean, Va., On Monday after exiting his vehicle with a gun, according to the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The CIA said the suspect did not enter the compound.
The FBI said in a statement it was investigating an “agent shooting” that occurred around 6 p.m. local time.
“An individual involved in a security incident outside the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in McLean, Virginia, got out of his vehicle with a weapon and was hired by law enforcement officers,” said the FBI press release.
The suspect was taken to hospital for medical treatment, according to the FBI. He did not provide further details of the shooting, although he said hours earlier that officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle outside CIA headquarters.
A source close to the scene told CBS News he heard 13 gunshots.
A CIA spokesperson told CBS News her compound had not been raped and the only agency staff involved were her security guards, who worked alongside law enforcement. local. The CIA referred further investigations into the incident to the FBI.
Pat Milton contributed reporting.