At least one Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) agent opened fire on an armed man, wounding him, after an hours-long standoff outside the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in McLean, Virginia on May 3.
The FBI Washington Field Office stated on Twitter that it is reviewing an “agent-involved shooting” that occurred around 6 p.m.
“An individual involved in a security incident… emerged from his vehicle with a weapon and was engaged by law enforcement,” the field office added.
“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,” the field office stated.
FBI also said that the subject, whose identity has not been released, has been hospitalized for his wounds, without specifying the extent of his injuries.
According to reports citing law enforcement officials, the gunman initially tried to drive into the CIA headquarters without access but was stopped by armed guards at the gates.
Officials also reportedly said that the suspect claimed he had explosives in his vehicle.
Officials also said that the man is mentally disturbed and has repeatedly tried in the past to get into the CIA facility.
“Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved,” a CIA spokesperson told CNN in a statement.