Armed man shot by officers outside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters

Elias Hubbard
May 4, 2021

Security personnel reportedly tried to negotiate with the man to surrender for several hours.

But in 1993, a man who said he was protesting USA policies toward Muslims shot and killed five people outside the facility, and then fled to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

ABC later reported a source had informed them that an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent had fired on the suspect. An individual involved in a security incident outside the CIA HQ emerged from his vehicle with a weapon and was engaged by law enforcement officers.

The suspect, the statement continued, "was wounded and has been transported to a hospital for medical attention".

Fairfax County Police told reporters Monday that a auto containing one person had attempted to drive towards the CIA's facility in Langley, Virginia, before being halted by guards who operate a series of gates.

The Fairfax County Police Department told Fox News it was assisting with traffic control near the incident after Dolley Madison Boulevard was closed off.

One law enforcement source told NBC News that Central Intelligence Agency security officers had attempted to negotiate with the man to get back in his vehicle.

The CIA said in a statement that its compound had remained secured, and its Security Protective Officers were "the only Agency personnel directly involved" in the incident.

After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, security was greatly increased at state and intelligence service buildings, although the CIA's own defenses were already formidable, including seismic intruder detection devices and infrared trackers.

Kansi had escaped back to Pakistan and was found and arrested four years later. He was executed for the murders in 2002.

Other high profile sites around the nation's capital are often on high alert.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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