UPDATE 2: CNN reports one police officer has died after a shooting incident outside the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
According to AP, law enforcement officials say an officer died after being stabbed during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon.
The suspect died after being shot on the scene.
#JUST NOW by Independence & 4th NW – the police procession passes by with officers saluting a fallen law enforcement member as the ME van passes by. I’m told this is for the Pentagon officer who died after this morning’s shooting. @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/eXrVBXnnmy
— Stephanie Ramirez (@RamirezReports) August 3, 2021
UPDATE 1: Pentagon Force Protection Agency gives “all clear,” and the lockdown has been lifted.
The Pentagon has been placed on lockdown following reports of a shooting at a nearby transit station.
On Tuesday morning, two people were seen on video receiving CPR outside of the metro station.
Just before 11 a.m., news broke that police were responding to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center.
A number of shots were fired near a platform near the facility’s Metro station.
The Arlington County Fire Department reported “multiple patients,” but it wasn’t immediately clear if they had been shot or the extent of the injuries.
This allegedly resulted in the Pentagon offices being placed on lockdown.
The Department of Defense headquarters are located directly behind the bus terminal.
“The Pentagon currently is on lockdown due to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center,” the Pentagon Force Protection Agency said in a statement. “We are asking the public to please avoid the area. More information will be forthcoming.”
According to a new update by Pentagon, “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.”
Videos from the scene of ‘Pentagon shooting’
— Dave Statter (@STATter911) August 3, 2021
— Terace Garnier (@TeraceGarnier) August 3, 2021