Several wounded after shots fired at Pentagon transit stop

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By Lolita C. Baldor and Sagar Meghani The Associated Press

August 3, 2021 - 10:21 am

WASHINGTON — Gunshots were fired Tuesday greeting adjacent the entranceway of the Pentagon, resulting successful aggregate injuries. The facility, the office of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed connected lockdown.

The Arlington County Fire Department reported “multiple patients,” but it wasn’t instantly wide if they had been changeable and the grade of their injuries were unknown.

A constabulary serviceman was among those injured, according to 2 instrumentality enforcement officials, who spoke connected information of anonymity due to the fact that they not authorized to sermon the probe publicly.

The incidental occurred connected a Metro autobus level that is portion of the Pentagon Transit Center, the Pentagon Protection Force Protection Agency tweeted. The installation is conscionable steps from the Pentagon building, which is successful Arlington County, Virginia, conscionable crossed the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

An Associated Press newsman adjacent the gathering heard aggregate gunshots, past a pause, past astatine slightest 1 further shot.

Another AP writer heard constabulary yelling “shooter.”

A Pentagon announcement said the installation was connected lockdown owed to “police activity.” The bureau liable for information astatine the building, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, tweeted soon earlier noon that the country of the incidental was secure. The lockdown was lifted but for the country astir the transgression scene.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Gen. Mark Milley, president of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were astatine the White House gathering with President Joe Biden, astatine the clip of the shooting.

In 2010, 2 officers with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency were wounded erstwhile a gunman approached them astatine a information screening area. The officers, who survived, returned fire, fatally wounding the gunman, identified arsenic John Patrick Bedell.

Associated Press newsman Michael Balsamo contributed to this report.

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