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Armed suspect shot outside CIA headquarters

Armed suspect shot outside CIA headquarters
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An armed suspect was shot by law enforcement outside CIA headquarters on Monday after he emerged from a vehicle with a weapon, officials said.

According to a tweet from the FBI Washington Field Office, the incident occurred around 6 p.m. Monday.

The suspect was wounded and has been transported to a hospital for medical attention, the FBI said.

NBC and CNN reported that the suspect was involved in an hours-long standoff with police after he tried to drive into the CIA facility without proper access. Two officials told NBC the man was mentally disturbed and had tried to enter the CIA campus previously.