Shooting occurred at the bus stop near the Pentagon: there are casualties
A police officer was injured in an incident on Tuesday August 3 near the Pentagon building, two law enforcement sources said. On the state of health of the officerand that nothing is known. Writes about it CNN.
The shooting took place on a bus platform in the Pentagon complex and caused the blockade of the building without allowing personnel to enter the street.
Later, the department reported: “The Pentagon has removed the lock. Corridor 2 and the metro entrance remain closed. Corridor 3 is open to pedestrians. "
The event took place outside the building on the Metro Bus platform - this is the main entrance to the Pentagon, which thousands of employees enter and leave the building every day.
The bus platform is used by several bus lines in the area.
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Pentagon Protection Agency spokesman Chris Layman did not comment on whether the shooter was detained or if there were any injured people, but the rescue service wrote on Twitter that they "did run into several patients" in response to a "violent incident" in the Pentagon area. The condition of the patients is not reported.
Defense Department chief Lloyd Austin and General Mark Millie, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were in attendance at a scheduled presidential daily meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House when the Pentagon incident took place.
According to the official, investigators are still working at the place where everything happened. Pentagon officials "will fully cooperate with local and federal authorities," he added. Austin has stayed away for now "out of respect" for the investigators who need to work.
The shooting at a Pentagon bus stop reportedly stopped public transport to the huge complex.
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Metro trains and buses now pass the area, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. “We will continue to do this until we are informed that it is safe,” said spokeswoman Sherri Lee.
The Pentagon is served by dozens of bus routes with yellow and blue metro lines. The station is the eighth busiest station on the DC metro system. It serves more than 2400 passengers daily, up from an average of 15 per day before the pandemic.
According to the National Fraternal Order of Police, as of July 31 in 2021, 185 police officers were injured, 35 of whom were killed in the shootout.
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