FBI Washington Field
Office of Public Affairs
(202) 278-3519
August 12, 2020

FBI Washington Field Office Statement on Helicopter Shooting Incident Near Manassas, Virginia

On Monday, August 10, 2020, at approximately 12:00 p.m., the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO) dispatched special agents and its Evidence Response Team to the Manassas (Virginia) Airport after receiving reports that a helicopter was shot at from the ground nearby.

WFO is working jointly with our law enforcement partners, including the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. One individual in the helicopter sustained a non-threatening injury, for which he was treated and subsequently released from the hospital.

The FBI asks that anyone near this area at the time of the incident who may have information please call the FBI at (202) 278-2000.