SECURITY ALERT – Attack on CIA HQ in Virginia – Gunman Shot by FBI

Aerial Photograph of the CIA headquarters in Langley, VA. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith via PICRYL

What appears to be a mentally ill, armed man attempted to crash the main gate at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on Monday with his car. CIA HQ is not far from my prior residence in McLean, and I still have friends and colleagues at the campus. The intruder was finally shot and wounded by FBI agents when he came out of his vehicle brandishing a handgun, after an hours-long standoff.

He was reportedly taken to an area hospital, but his condition is not known. According to CIA sources, the suspect, who at one point claimed to have explosives, never breached the heavily guarded compound perimeter.

The FBI was called in to help negotiate the crisis and work alongside CIA Security Protective Officers. Though not reported, the FBI agents involved could have been members of the elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) – the Bureau’s SWAT. But regular field agents may have been the ones involved.

One source told CBS News that he heard 13 shots fired.

The FBI tweeted about the incident noting:

FBI is reviewing an agent-involved shooting that occurred at approx. 6 pm on Monday, May 3, 2021. An individual involved in a security incident outside Central Intelligence Agency HQ in McLean, VA, emerged from his vehicle with a weapon & was engaged by law enforcement officers.

The subject was wounded & has been transported to a hospital for medical attention. The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously.

FBI sources say the man has repeatedly tried to gain unauthorized access to the CIA campus in the past. This may be his last attempt.

As NBC News noted:

Security around the CIA is taken especially seriously because in 1993, a Pakistani national killed two CIA employees in their cars and wounded three others as they were waiting at a stoplight near that main entrance. Mir Aimal Kasi, also known as Mir Aimal Kansi, fled and was at large for four years before being arrested, returned to the U.S., tried and convicted. He was executed in 2002.

ADN

Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Dan
Dan
2 months ago

#8646

ROBERT POWELL
ROBERT POWELL
2 months ago

what no one has mentioned WAS HE MAKING THREATNING MOVES? no one that I know ever leaves a weapon in a car that is going to be un-attended.the current crap that is being spread by the idiots in the letter agencys is “EVERYBODY BAD”,treat everybody like a enemy .these people are no exception.

PurpleSmoke
PurpleSmoke
2 months ago
Reply to  ROBERT POWELL

Are you serious? A person rams a security gate, then after hours of negotiations he comes out of the vehicle with a gun in hand, and you think maybe he didn’t want to leave the weapon unattended in the car? Were you being sarcastic, or are you loony also?

Pawn
Pawn
2 months ago
Reply to  PurpleSmoke

I don’t knoow whaht truely happened and neither do you. Believe the lying media and that is all media. But the bigger sin is believing the cid is an american good institution. The cia will turn on americans the minute americans stand up to the corrupt politicians. No the FBI, its,cia, and all the other alphabet soup of these agencies will hurt citizens standing up for thier rights against a corrupt, trying to be dictatorship government. Oh and all these idiot people following the lead of the corrupt leaders that want complete control, you know a dictatorship, will leave all of these really stupid people crying and with less than nothing but alot of death

CashGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  PurpleSmoke

Sounds a little loony to me–I’m usually pretty good at picking up on sarcasm. But Robert sounds quite serious to me!

oldedude
oldedude
2 months ago

Yes, sure, whatever… BUT, what I really want to know was if he (forgive me for presuming his gender or for failing to use his “preferred personal pronoun” – “PPP” – which I shall, hereafter use in lieu of any more traditional pronoun until such time as his – uh, I mean, PPP’s orientation, identification, and choice of forms of address and reference, can be more adequately determined), is a POC, hyphenated-American, LGBQT, pansexual,non-binary, non-CIS gendered, vegan Rastaffarian with a taste for pickled cucumbers (or whatever other “marks of distinction” our new, “woke” CIA may feel are important to a full and proper understanding of the person in question; Do note that the reference to “person” is provisional only, until such time as we know whether PPP actually identifies as an animal, vegetable, or mineral…). SO, okay, did I get it right or do I have to report to CIA-HR for proper training in socially conscious and racially appropriate behavior? .

CashGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  oldedude

God created two genders — man and woman, No matter how much these vacuous, demented liberals want to convince people otherwise, it is the truth and nothing will change it. I’m thinking based on your response, you feel the same way. 🙂 Now they also want to refer to mothers as “birthing people!!” Can you believe that? These people have gone absolutely stark-raving, bat-thit crazy!!! I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR — and a proud mother of two great kids — a girl and a boy. So there! 🙂

james bolton
james bolton
2 months ago

globalist puppet cia and globalist puppet fbi CRIMINAL organisation are on top of this . . . . .

Bobbo
Bobbo
2 months ago

Was he wearing a mask? Much larger offense than brandishing a handgun!

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago

A rhetorical question: if indeed FBI and CIA (etc,) are now so ‘woke,’ corrupted and partisan, and someone goes after them, then honestly: who is the bad guy??? Hey, I’m just sayin’…Time for them to prove themselves as defenders of the nation and not just out to undermine a President.

Micala
2 months ago

Unfortunately for America, “ANYONE” CAN BECOME A TARGET NOW, even the CIA, FBI, Military, Statues of our Forefathers and former Presidents etc. No one or nothing is safe from the insanity brought about by Covid restrictions or the demonrats own birth children, BLM and Antifa, we ALL are targets. Thanks to whoever decided to “TURN AMERICANS AWAY FROM THEIR ONE AND ONLY PROTECTION, THE POLICE, AND MAKE THE POLICE NOT ABLE TO DO THEIR JOBS OF PROTECTING AMERICANS, WHAT IN GOD’S NAME DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN?

Has America become the Home of the Woke and Land of the Idiots? Sure looks that way to me!

WITHOUT A FULLY FUNCTIONING POLICE DEPARTMENT, CRIME IS HAPPENING EVERYWHERE AND WILL ONLY INCREASE UNLESS WE DO SOMETHING TO GET RID OF BLM, ANTIFA, AND THE CURRENT USELESS DEMONRAT ADMINISTRATION. DEFUNDING OUR POLICE IS AN INSANE ANSWER BEING PUSHED BY AMERICA HATERS. TIME TO PUSH BACK!!

The Demonrats created this environment, it will take the Conservatives to fix it! WE HAVE ALWAYS CLEANED UP THEIR NASTY MESSES BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH.TO DO IT THEMSELVES!

First Step, give our Police back their jobs and HONOR!
Second Step, find and dissolve BLM and Antifa members by arresting them for Treason against.the United States.
Third Step, Repeat Steps 1 and 2 until there are absolutely no more BLM or Antifa members and make it a FELONY to belong to these groups.
Step Four, get rid of ALL Politically driven teachers in public schools.
Step Five, teach our children IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS how America was founded and those who died to set us Free.
Any other Steps you might suggest…??

I am thoroughly DONE with this insane environment created by the worst presidency in our entire history. Time to change things up and fix our Country before we lose it altogether. What do you think?

CashGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Micala

Agree, and ready to do my part, whatever it may require!!

Nancy Stefanski
Nancy Stefanski
2 months ago

Isn’t tweeting supposed to be brief (I’m not a tweeter)? So why waste words on “The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents or task force members seriously.”? Duh… Just a stupid thought I had. Sorry. I’ll go away now.

CashGirl
2 months ago

I think the same thing every time I read statements like that! And we hear it all the time. Who are they trying to convince — us or themselves?

nemo
nemo
2 months ago

It’s such a shame that this country has deteriorated to what it is, and O’Biden is seeing it go further, perhaps all the way…. The greatest Country on earth, will be reduced to less than a third world country, all in the sake of “equalization”… now three year olds will begin the indoctrination process, in the public school system… how sick… WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!

JColes
JColes
2 months ago

N name of the alleged shooter. No description of the alleged shooter. Very little information about the events involving the alleged shooter.
Apparently, the alleged shooter is a failed Left Globalist because had he been a successful Left Globalist “the Agency” would have shown the discreet VIP entrance & had tea & cake waiting for him


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