Who are the Pentagon shooters? Cop dies as shooting at transit station results in lockdown

The bus platform, where the incident occurred, is just steps away from the Pentagon building


                            Who are the Pentagon shooters? Cop dies as shooting at transit station results in lockdown
The lockdown on Pentagon has been lifted as of now (Andy Dunaway/USAF via Getty Images)

Pentagon was put on lockdown after gunshots were fired Tuesday morning, August 3, near its entrance. According to reports, there have been multiple injuries and one police officer even died. According to the Pentagon Protection Force Protection Agency, the incident took place on a Metro bus platform that is part of the Pentagon Transit Center. The lockdown has been lifted as of now.

"The Pentagon currently is on lockdown due to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center. We are asking the public to please avoid the area. More information will be forthcoming," the statement said. As the investigation is going on, Metro subway trains were ordered to bypass the Pentagon. The bus platform, where the incident occurred, is used by multiple bus lines in the area and is just steps from the Pentagon building, which is in Arlington County, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.

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Pentagon Protection Force Protection Agency later issued another statement that said, "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." Announcing that the lockdown is lifted, the statement further read, "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 spokesman Chris Layman hasn't commented on if there was a 'shooter' involved in the incident. However, there have been reports of multiple gunshots being heard near the building, followed by a pause, and then at least one additional shot. Arlington Fire and EMS said they "encountered multiple patients," while responding to an "active violence incident" in the area of the Pentagon Metro. No further information about the incident is available at the moment.

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