WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Pentagon police officer was killed in a shooting incident that happened outside the Department of Defense building Tuesday morning, near a platform by the facility’s Pentagon Metro station.
The Pentagon currently is on lock down due to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center. We are asking the public to please avoid the area. More information will be forthcoming.— Pentagon Force Protection Agency (Official) (@PFPAOfficial) August 3, 2021
The building went into lockdown, and all entrances were secured shortly after. While the scene is still active, it was confirmed by the Arlington Fire Department that multiple people were down at the scene. Their conditions were not immediately available.
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.— Pentagon Force Protection Agency (Official) (@PFPAOfficial) August 3, 2021
There is no information yet as to the number of wounded or killed, or any details on the suspect.
This is a developing story.