An armed man was wounded in a taking pictures that concerned an F.B.I. agent at C.I.A. headquarters outside Washington, early Monday night, the F.B.I. stated in an announcement.
According to the F.B.I., the man emerged from his automobile, was “engaged by law enforcement officers,” and was wounded round 6 p.m. After the episode, which was earlier reported by NBC News, the man was taken to a hospital. The hospital was not named.
“The F.B.I. takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously,” stated Samantha Shero, a public affairs officer for the F.B.I.’s Washington Field Office, in an electronic mail. “The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances.”
A spokesperson for the C.I.A. stated the company’s headquarters remained secured and referred inquiries to the F.B.I., which launched restricted particulars. It was not instantly clear whether or not any brokers or officers have been injured.
The safe campus, in Langley, Va., has served the company since 1961. Closed to the common public, the advanced is accessible solely to these with safety clearances or by particular association. The C.I.A.’s web site affords virtual tours of 32 sites at the advanced, from the out of doors Kryptos sculpture with a coded message to a bust of former President George H.W. Bush, who served as the C.I.A. director from January 1976 to January 1977. The advanced was named for him in 1999.
Just final month, a lone driver rammed into officers at the Capitol, as heavy safety put in after the Jan. 6 riot had begun to wane round the grounds. One officer died and one other injured.
The episode on Monday at the C.I.A. headquarters echoed a 1993 taking pictures round the campus, when a Pakistani man killed two C.I.A. workers who have been stopped in visitors outside the company’s headquarters. The man, Mir Aimal Kasi, who additionally wounded three others, later stated he was enraged by C.I.A. exercise in Pakistan and different Islamic nations. He was executed by deadly injection in 2002 after evading prosecution for years in Pakistan. Virginia has since abolished the dying penalty.