FBI agents shot and wounded an armed suspect outside CIA headquarters in Virginia on Monday, the agency said.
The suspect was shot at about 6 p.m. following an hours-long standoff with authorities that kicked off when the intruder tried to drive into the federal facility, NBC News reported.
Guards at the gates stopped the suspect, who repeatedly refused to move, the report said, citing two law enforcement officials.
Security officers tried to push the vehicle out of the way. The suspect then exited the car with a gun and was shot, the report said.
A blocked off road near the CIA headquarters during the standoff with the armed suspect on May 3, 2021.REUTERS/Leah Millis
The FBI said the person was hospitalized. It’s unclear what condition they were in Monday night.
Two officials told NBC News that the suspect, who they described as mentally unstable, has tried several times in the past to sneak into the CIA facility.