FBI says agents shot armed person outside CIA headquarters in McLean

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says agents shot an armed person outside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Virginia Monday evening.

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According to the FBI, the person emerged from a vehicle with a weapon and was "engaged by law enforcement officers" around 6 p.m.

The person was wounded and taken to a local hospital. The FBI has not indicated how severe the person’s injuries are, nor have they identified him.

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The incidents began around 9 a.m., and continued through the early evening.

The CIA said shortly after 5 p.m. that the situation was "ongoing," but noted that their McLean headquarters were secure.

Fairfax County police say they were called to the scene to assist with traffic control around 9 a.m.

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According to the CIA, the incident occurred just outside of its secure perimeter near the main gate in McLean.

Earlier in the day, the CIA provided the following statement:

"Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved."

The FBI also included provided a statement: 

"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."