Perpetrator in hospital: attacker stopped in front of CIA headquarters

Perpetrator in the hospital
Attackers stopped in front of CIA headquarters

Near the US capital Washington, a car driver tries to break into the secret service headquarters of the CIA. Security officers shoot the man as he gets out of his car armed.

Security officers shot an armed attacker in front of the CIA headquarters near the US capital Washington. This had tried on Monday afternoon to drive a car through the outermost gate of the intelligence center, as the US Federal Police announced to the FBI. The attacker was wounded and taken to a hospital.

The security forces negotiated with the perpetrator for several hours after the attempted intrusion into the CIA premises. According to the FBI, he “got out of his vehicle with a gun and was attacked by security officers.” A CIA spokesman had previously announced that the CIA headquarters or the employees were not affected, with the exception of the security forces.

The security precautions at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, United States, had been tightened in recent years. The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) is the US foreign intelligence agency.

Just a few weeks ago, a police officer was killed by a driver in an attack near the US Capitol in Washington. According to the police at the time, the man who got out of his car with a knife was shot by the security forces. Investigators saw no evidence of a terrorist background.