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Pentagon put on lockdown after shooting near Metro station

Last Updated Aug 3, 2021 at 9:51 am MDT

FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Summary

At least one person down after shooting near Pentagon's Metro station, according to people familiar with case

Gunshots were fired on a bus platform near the facility’s Metro station Tuesday morning

A Pentagon announcement said the facility was on lockdown due to 'police activity'

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon was on lockdown Tuesday morning after multiple gunshots were fired on a bus platform near the facility’s Metro station.

At least one person was down, according to two people familiar with the shooting, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information publicly. The person’s condition was not known.

The 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.

An Associated Press reporter near the building heard multiple gunshots, then a pause, then at least one additional shot.

Another AP journalist heard police yelling “shooter.”

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

Metro subway trains were ordered to bypass the Pentagon due to a police investigation.