According to reports, two people have received CPR and several others have been hurt following a shooting on a metro bus platform outside the building. One officer has reportedly been shot. All personnel have been told to remain inside.
An emergency announcement said: “All personnel stay inside.
“Due to police activity outside, all personnel remain outside.”
According to CNN, the event occurred outside the building on the Metro Bus platform.
It is a major entrance to the Pentagon used by thousands of personnel every day entering and leaving the building.
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)
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency tweeted: “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 spokesperson Chris Layman added: “Right now, we’ve just confirmed that the Pentagon is on lockdown.
“There is an incident at the Pentagon transit center.”
He added the incident was still “ongoing” and said the scene was not safe and he cautioned people to avoid the area.
Footage shared on social media shows at least two people received CPR outside the metro station.
Arlington Fire and EMA tweeted: “Units responding to a reported active violence incident in the area of the Pentagon metro.
“Scene is still active, ACFD did encounter multiple patients.
“NFI on patient status will be provided.”
Metro trains are bypassing the Pentagon station during the investigation.
Metrorail Info tweeted: “Blue/Yellow Line Alert: Trains are temporarily bypassing Pentagon due to a police investigation outside the station at Pentagon.
Units responding to a reported active violence incident in the area of the pentagon metro.
— Arlington Fire & EMS (@ArlingtonVaFD)
“Shuttle buses requested.”
The Pentagon is the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense.
As a symbol of the US military, the phrase The Pentagon is also often used as a metonym or synecdoche for the Department of Defense and its leadership.
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