The FBI said that one of its operatives shot a person who attempted to attack guards at the CIA headquarters in Virginia.
He added – in a statement – that the person arrived in his car to an unauthorized place near the agency’s headquarters before getting out of it with a weapon, which prompted the FBI agents to shoot him, wound him and take him to hospital.
In the same context, the American NBC News reported that the intruder tried to storm the building and was stopped by armed guards running a series of gates.
An official familiar with the matter said that no shots were fired, while another source indicated that agency officers were negotiating with the person who remained in his car.
The agency’s buildings are located far from the gates, and tight security measures have been taken, especially since 1993, when a Pakistani citizen killed two CIA employees in their car and wounded 3 others while they were waiting at a stop sign near the main entrance.
The suspect, known as “Mir Aimal Qasi”, escaped and remained at liberty for 4 years before he was arrested. He was returned to the United States for trial and conviction. He was executed in 2002.