Federal agents fired on an armed man outside CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia, during a standoff that lasted hours Monday, authorities said.
NBC News, citing two law enforcement officials, reported that armed guards stopped an intruder attempting to drive into the CIA facility without access around 6 p.m. EDT. The CIA's negotiation with the intruder lasted for hours, according to NBC News.
FBI agents shot the individual, the bureau confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY and posted to Twitter.
The FBI said it is reviewing the incident.
"The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously," the statement said. "The review process is thorough and objective, and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances.”
The suspect emerged from his vehicle holding a weapon when agents shot him, according to the FBI. The unidentified suspect was taken to a hospital and his condition wasn’t immediately known, the FBI said.
“In coordination with our local law enforcement partners, we are addressing a security situation just outside the secure perimeter of CIA Headquarters by our main gate. Our compound remains secured, and our Security Protective Officers working the incident are the only Agency personnel directly involved," a CIA spokeswoman said in an earlier statement to NBC.
An ambulance arrived at the scene after a series of loud bangs like gunshots, ABC reported.
The CIA's security protocols were heightened after a Pakistani man fatally shot two CIA employees and wounded three others outside the spy agency’s headquarters in 1993.
A U.S. Capitol Police officer was killed in April after a man rammed a car into a security barrier near the Capitol.
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