FBI Agent Involved In Shooting Near Walter Reed Medical Center

An FBI agent was involved in a shooting aboard a train at a station near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Both the Metro Transit Police Department and the FBI are investigating the shooting on board a Red Line train near the Medical Center station just before 7 a.m on Tuesday.

One person was injured and transported to hospital for treatment, officials said.

No details about the person's identity or their condition were immediately released.

#BREAKING: FBI Agent involved in a shooting aboard a Red Line train at the Medical Center Metro Station near Walter Reed and NIH. 1 person has been transported. @Chopper4Brad overhead @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/5DvdDWRA6F

— Tom Lynch (@TomLynch_) December 15, 2020

"The FBI is reviewing an Agent-Involved-Shooting which occurred earlier this morning aboard a Red Line train near Medical Center, Montgomery County, Maryland," the FBI said in a statement to Newsweek.

"One individual was wounded and since transported to a local area hospital for medical assistance.

"The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents seriously. In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under investigation by the FBI's Inspection Division.

"The review process is thorough and objective and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances. As this remains an ongoing matter, the FBI has no further comment."

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Walter Reed Medical Center is seen at sunset in Bethesda, Maryland on October 5, 2020. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images