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Man Who Crashed Car Into Gate at CIA Headquarters Pleads Guilty

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    Man Who Crashed Car Into Gate at CIA Headquarters Pleads Guilty
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    • Thomas Luu, 35, rammed his Ford Focus through the agency's gate and chain link fence just after 2 a.m. June 13, investigators said.

    • Luu's mother told News4 her son was distraught by the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, which had happened the night before.

    • Luu received two years of supervised probation and 30 days of incarceration, with credit for time served. He must also pay restitution.

    A Maryland man who crashed a car through a gate at CIA headquarters in June has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

    Thomas Luu, 35, rammed his Ford Focus through the agency's gate and chain link fence in Langley, Virginia, just after 2 a.m. June 13, CIA investigators said in a court filing.

    Luu, of Rockville, drove the car at least 75 feet onto the compound, investigators said. They described the fencing through which Luu drove as about eight feet tall with another foot and a half of barbed wire. "The gate is clearly marked with a sign that notifies visitors that it is closed; there also are 'no trespassing' signs in the immediate area," investigators said.

    According to the investigators, Luu told agents he crashed the gate to get the CIA's attention but didn't specify why.

    Luu's mother told News4 her son was distraught by the mass shooting inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, which had happened the night before. She said her son had disappeared overnight.

    Luu pleaded guilty to a federal charge of injury to government property Tuesday.

    He received two years of supervised probation and 30 days of incarceration, with credit for time served. Luu had served some time after the incident but was then released. He will serve the remaining time "intermittently as directed," according to a court document.

    Luu must also pay $1,174 in restitution.

    In July, he was ordered to receive inpatient treatment at a local hospital.

    The CIA declined to comment to News4 in the wake of the incident.