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F.B.I. Reports Agent-Involved Shooting at C.I.A. Headquarters

An armed man was wounded in a capturing that concerned an F.B.I. agent at C.I.A. headquarters exterior Washington, early Monday night, the F.B.I. stated in an announcement.

According to the F.B.I., the person 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 person 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 most of the people, 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 outside Kryptos sculpture with a coded message to a bust of former President George H.W. Bush, who served because 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 across the grounds. One officer died and one other injured.

The episode on Monday at the C.I.A. headquarters echoed a 1993 capturing across the campus, when a Pakistani man killed two C.I.A. staff who have been stopped in site visitors exterior 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 demise penalty.



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