Officers shoot armed man outside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

Area police in northern Virginia have said there is an "ongoing" security incident at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency, where a auto reportedly attempted to enter the premises on Monday afternoon.

ABC later reported a source had informed them that an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent had fired on the suspect.

But in 1993, a man who said he was protesting US policies toward Muslims shot and killed five people outside the facility, and then fled to Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In recent years there have also been several incidents at another intelligence agency's offices: the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland.

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Almost 100 first responders came to the scene, with eight fire engines, 10 medics, and various other officials. Romero said there were life preservers on board, but it was unclear whether any passengers were wearing them.

"The subject was wounded and has been transported to a hospital for medical attention", the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

The man attempted to drive into the campus without any access and was stopped by armed guards who operate the gates, according to reports.

Earlier, a CIA spokesperson said they were aware of the situation outside the compound's secure perimeter, several hundred meters from the agency's main building.

The Fairfax County Police Department told Fox News it was assisting with traffic control near the incident after Dolley Madison Boulevard was closed off.

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No information has been revealed as to whether any Central Intelligence Agency personnel were injured in the incident.

In 1993, a Pakistani man, Mir Aimal Kansi, shot and killed two agency employees and wounded three others as they sat in their cars waiting at a stoplight to enter the compound.

Mir Aimal Kasi was on the run for four years before he was arrested, brought back to the USA tried and convicted. He was executed for the murders in 2002.

Hours later, the suspect was apparently shot and wounded.

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