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Pentagon on lockdown post shooting at nearby Metro station

Pentagon on lockdown post shooting at nearby Metro station

The incident occurred on a Metro bus platform that is part of the Pentagon Transit Center, the Pentagon Protection Force Protection Agency tweeted. The facility is just steps from the Pentagon building.

A Pentagon announcement said the facility was on lockdown due to "police activity" (Source: Reuters) A Pentagon announcement said the facility was on lockdown due to "police activity" (Source: Reuters)

The Pentagon was on lockdown Tuesday morning after multiple gunshots were fired on a bus platform near the facility's Metro station.

At least one person was down, according to two people familiar with the shooting, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information publicly. The person's condition was not known.

The incident occurred on a Metro bus platform that is part of the Pentagon Transit Center, the Pentagon Protection Force Protection Agency tweeted. The facility is just steps from the Pentagon building.

An Associated Press reporter near the building heard multiple gunshots, then a pause, then at least one additional shot.

Another AP journalist heard police yelling "shooter."

A Pentagon announcement said the facility was on lockdown due to "police activity."

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