An armed person was shot down by FBI agents on Monday after a few hours stalemate at the gateway to CIA headquarters, which has been announced by the US Federal Police Service. The unknown man or woman was not allowed to drive past the first gate, and security personnel tried to convince the person to surrender for hours. According to CNN, the suspect would have stated that he had a bomb in his car.
The FBI said in a statement that the person “came out of his vehicle with a gun” when the officers intervened. “The person was injured and was taken to a hospital for medical help.” According to the British newspaper The Guardian, it was supposed to be a man.
Security has been stepped up over the past few years at the CIA in Langley, Virginia, which is close to a busy road. In 1993, a Pakistani man, Mir Aimal Kansi, shot two CIA employees and injured three others while waiting in their car at a traffic light to enter the grounds.
Kansi escaped to Pakistan and was only found and arrested four years later. He was extradited to the United States, where he was convicted of murder and was sentenced to death. He was executed in 2002.