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A CIA official has died in a suicide after he jumped from a building in Northern Virginia.
A spokesman for the CIA said, “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done. He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing additional information at this time,” according to the Washington Free Beacon.
According to the Daily Mail, the CIA website tells future employees that they will be working under high-stress conditions and that it uses multiple secret locations to conduct business.
The CIA has faced scrutiny about torture methods and whether or not reports about these methods will be released. After President Barack Obama was elected to the office for his first term, he outlawed some torture tactics, including water boarding, which is when a cloth is put over a captive's face and water is poured over it. It has the effect of drowning, in which the captive can experience dry drowning, pain, psychological damage and brown bones if he or she struggles against the restraints.