The gunman, whose name remains unknown, was shot and killed by FBI agents while trying to enter the territory of the CIA headquarters in Langley.
A man who tried to enter illegally the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), died in hospital from his injuries. Representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported this on Tuesday.
The FBI did not provide a motive for the man, whose actions caused car traffic near the CIA complex in Langley, in northern Virginia, to be stopped for several hours.
“The FBI is investigating all shooting incidents involving FBI special agents,” the bureau’s Washington regional office said in a statement.” As a result of the investigation, the circumstances under which the shooting occurred will be closely examined and all relevant evidence from the scene will be collected.”
“As the review continues, we are unable to provide any further details at this time,” the statement said.
The incident occurred on Monday. The man, whose name is still unknown, drove his car to the main entrance to the CIA compound, which is under armed guard.
According to the FBI, after the man was denied entry, the suspect “got out of the car with a gun and was shot by law enforcement officers.” A CIA official told on Monday that the agency’s headquarters were not in any danger throughout the incident and recommended contacting the FBI for more details.