The lobby of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia
An armed man who attempted to breach the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia was shot by police on Monday evening, the FBI said in a statement.
The wounded man has now been transferred to the hospital for medical attention.
The FBI said the man “emerged from his vehicle with a weapon” around 6 p.m. local time and was “engaged by law enforcement officers.”
The man had attempted to enter the gate of the CIA building. A CIA spokesperson said they are aware of the situation.
“Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only agency personnel directly,” the CIA said.
The FBI said it is still investigating the situation.
Langley, Virginia lies in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, which has been under high security in recent months following the breach of the US Capitol on January 6.