The Pentagon was locked down on Tuesday after shots were fired at the nearby Pentagon Metro Station.
The gunman was reportedly shot and killed by a Pentagon police officer and did not get inside of the building.
“One other officer was injured and is being transported to seek medical attention. There are no additional suspects at this time and the scene is secure,” Politico reports.
Breaking: Multiple injuries reported after shooting occurred on a bus platform near the Pentagon’s metro station in Arlington, Virginia. The Pentagon is on lockdown. pic.twitter.com/T0Q0uoFpzV
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) August 3, 2021
Um there is an active shooter at the Pentagon and it is locked down.
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) August 3, 2021
The metro stop is just outside the Pentagon, but people must pass through security to enter the building.
“The Pentagon currently is on lock down due to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center. We are asking the public to please avoid the area. More information will be forthcoming,” tweeted the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, which guards the Pentagon.
The Pentagon has lifted the lock down and has reopened. Corridor 2 and the Metro entrance remains closed. Corridor 3 is open for pedestrian traffic.
— Pentagon Force Protection Agency (Official) (@PFPAOfficial) August 3, 2021
The Pentagon was deemed secure just before noon, though it remained an active crime scene.
“The scene of the incident is secure. It is still an active crime scene. We request that everyone stay away from the Metro rail entrance and bus platform area. Transportation at the Pentagon is diverted to Pentagon City,” the Pentagon Force Protection Agency tweeted.
Fox2Now reports that “multiple people are injured including a member of law enforcement.” Two were said to be receiving CPR.
— Moshe Schwartz (@YWNReporter) August 3, 2021
Timcast will be updating this story as the situation unfolds.