Two agents with the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team were killed in a training accident Friday, AP reports.
An FBI spokesperson told AP the accident occurred off the Virginia Beach coast and they are still investigating.
After the accident, the two agents were brought to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, according to WVEC:
It remains unclear when the agents were brought in, or if the hospital had been alerted prior to their arrival.
The Norfolk Medical Examiner’s office has not released a cause of death for the two agents, and further information will likely be unavailable until Monday morning.
The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) was established in 1983 as a federal counter-terrorist unit, similar in structure to law enforcement SWAT teams. They are often deployed to hostage crises and other high-threat situations within the U.S.
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