September 16, 2021

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Pentagon lockdown lifted after gunman shot by police near Metro bus platform – POLITICO

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There are no additional suspects at this time and the scene is secure, the official said, stressing that the situation is still “fluid” and that information is still coming in.

Following a “shooting incident” on Tuesday morning, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency sent out an alert instructing all personnel not to leave the building, Lt. Col. Uriah Orland told POLITICO.

“The Pentagon currently is on lock down due to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center,” PFPA tweeted shortly after 11am on Tuesday.” We are asking the public to please avoid the area. More information will be forthcoming.”

The Metro station and bus stop is located just outside the Pentagon building. Visitors coming from the Metro or parking lot must pass through security to enter the building.

The Pentagon Metro station was closed in March 2020 after a man was fatally stabbed on the platform shortly before 9 a.m. It reopened around 2:30 p.m. that same day.

Katherine Foley contributed to this report.

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