The Pentagon is under fire.
According to sources, an incident has occurred at The Pentagon Transit Center which has resulted in multiple injuries.
Not much is currently known about the identity assailants, and it remains to be seen if this is an act of international terror, an isolated incident, or domestic terror.
We will bring you more information as it becomes available to us, until then here are the latest developments:
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
Pentagon locked down.
Arlington Fire & EMS say "multiple people" are down, but have not provided information on injuries. https://t.co/nAmXpEkeGM
— Reggie Cecchini (@Cecchini_DC) August 3, 2021
The Associated Press reports:
Gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the entrance of the Pentagon, resulting in multiple injuries. The facility, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was placed on lockdown.
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.
The incident occurred on a Metro bus platform that is part of the Pentagon Transit Center, the Pentagon Protection Force Protection Agency tweeted.
— Naagesh_tweets on Parler @Naagesh (@Naagesh_tweets) August 3, 2021
Politico had more details:
The gunman was shot by a Pentagon police officer and did not get inside the Pentagon building, a Pentagon Force Protection Agency official told POLITICO.
One other officer was injured and is being transported to seek medical attention. There are no additional suspects at this time and the scene is secure. Personnel are still being instructed to remain inside the building for now, the official said.
Following the incident, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency sent out an alert instructing all personnel not to leave the building, Lt. Col. Uriah Orland told POLITICO.