MCCLEAN, Va. (WEHT) The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office say the armed man who was shot and killed by the FBI outside the CIA headquarters earlier this week was from Dubois County. The Dubois Sheriff says Roy Gordon Cole, 19, did not have a criminal history in Dubois County.
Authorities say Cole tried to drive into CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, Monday. After an hours long standoff, Cole was shot and wounded after he “emerged from his vehicle with a weapon,” around 6 p.m. local time, the FBI said in a statement.
Two law enforcement officials said Cole tried to drive into the CIA facility without access, and was stopped by armed guards who operate a series of gates. CIA security officers had been negotiating with Cole and after he repeatedly refused to move, a decision was made to try to push the car out of the way.
At about 6 p.m., Cole got out of his car and was shot by FBI agents, officials said. One of the officials says Cole claimed to have explosives, but a senior law enforcement official said Tuesday that no explosives were found.
According to the officials, Cole is mentally disturbed and has tried repeatedly in the past to get into the CIA campus.
Officials on Monday said Cole was carrying a gun, but the senior law enforcement official said Tuesday that information was not correct.
Residents of Dubois, Indiana were shocked and saddened to hear news of Dubois County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that 19-year-old Roy Gordon Cole was, in fact, from there.
Many people we spoke to were not familiar with Cole but but do know his family.
“All I can tell you is that they, they’re good people. And I went to school with some of their some of his uncles, and some of his aunts. And they’re, they’re just good people. I mean, you know, and I just feel bad for him, you know, for what happened and everything,” said one friend of the family.
Some say the young man may have lived out of state in recent years.
“I don’t know if he’s been there all his life. But he’s, he lives lived in Seattle, Washington, as far as I know.”
“Well, it just kind of says it can happen anywhere at any time. You don’t know. I mean, you don’t know,” said Vicki Mann.
Despite where it happened, this small town stands behind those family members rooted right here in Dubois County.
“Dubois is pretty close knit area here. And, you know, and they, I’m sure they appreciate everything that people, you know, pray and stuff.”
Eyewitness News attempted to go to last known addresses of family members but there was no answer.