Chaos near Pentagon leads to officer’s death

  • An officer reportedly died after being stabbed during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, law enforcement officials later said.
A file photo of the Pentagon building. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)(AP)
A file photo of the Pentagon building. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)(AP)
Published on Aug 04, 2021 06:14 AM IST
Copy Link
Agencies | , Washington

Gunshots were fired on Tuesday morning near the entrance of the Pentagon, and the facility - headquarters of the US military establishment - was temporarily placed on lockdown.

An officer reportedly died after being stabbed during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, law enforcement officials later said.

Arlington County fire department reported there were “multiple patients”, but it wasn’t immediately clear if they had been shot.

The shooting incident occurred on a Metro bus platform that is part of the Pentagon Transit Center, the Pentagon Protection Force Protection Agency tweeted.

The facility is just steps from the Pentagon building, which is in Arlington County, Virginia, just across the Potomac river from Washington, DC.

An Associated Press reporter near the building heard multiple gunshots, then a pause, then at least one additional shot. Another Associated Press journalist heard police yelling “shooter”.

A Pentagon announcement said that the facility was placed on lockdown due to “police activity”.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Topics
Close Story
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP
×
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, October 23, 2021