Gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the doorway of the Pentagon, leading to multiple injuries. the power, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was placed on lockdown. The Arlington County local department reported “multiple patients,” but it wasn’t immediately clear if that they had been shot or the extent of the injuries. The incident occurred on a Metro bus platform that’s a part of the Pentagon Transit Center, the Pentagon Protection Force Protection Agency tweeted. the power is simply steps from the Pentagon building, which is in Arlington County, Virginia, just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C.
An Associated Press reporter near the building heard multiple gunshots, then an interruption, then a minimum of one additional shot. Another AP journalist heard police yelling “shooter.” A Pentagon announcement said the power was on lockdown thanks to “police activity.” The agency liable for security at the building, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, tweeted shortly before noon that the scene of the incident was secure, though there was no announcement that the lockdown had been lifted. The agency said the shooting area was still “an active crime scene.” Metro subway trains were ordered to bypass the Pentagon thanks to police work.