US Pentagon on lockdown after ‘shooting’ outside major government building


Pentagon on lockdown check up on incident at Metro station

According to reports, two people have received CPR and several others have been hurt following a shooting on a metro bus party line outside the building. One officer has reportedly been shot. All personnel have been told to remain inside.

An emergency pronouncement 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 policy.

It is a major entrance to the Pentagon used by thousands of personnel every day entering and leaving the building.

Pentagon on lockdown following a shooting (Image: NC)

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency tweeted: “The Pentagon currently is on lock down due to an proceeding at the Pentagon Transit Center.

“We are asking the public to please avoid the area.

“More information will be forthcoming.”

Pentagon Force Protection Force spokesperson Chris Layman added: “Right now, we’ve just confirmed that the Pentagon is on lockdown.

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The Pentagon building under lockdown (Image: Getty)

“There is an incident at the Pentagon transit center.”

He added the incident was placid “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 take home 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.

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At least two people have been affairs outside the Pentagon (Image: @IFNorthAmerica)

“Scene is still active, ACFD did encounter multiple patients.

“NFI on patient status will be provided.”

Metro tutors are bypassing the Pentagon station during the investigation.

Metrorail Info tweeted: “Blue/Yellow Line Alert: Trains are temporarily bypassing Pentagon due to a constabulary investigation outside the station at Pentagon.

“Shuttle buses requested.”

Eyewitnesses said police with assault rifles searched the parking lot and a constabulary helicopter was circling overhead.

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 oftentimes used as a metonym or synecdoche for the Department of Defense and its leadership.

Pentagon on lockdown following a shooting (Image: Getty)

This month there bear been at least six mass shootings across the US.

On August 1, five people were wounded in a parking lot in Rhode Island and a man was killed and three finish in an early morning shooting in Texas.

A teenager was killed and two teenagers and an adult were wounded by a teenager in New Orleans.

A further five adults were do up in a shooting near Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Pentagon on lockdown following a shooting (Image: Getty)

Nine people were wounded in the beginning morning at a local dance studio in Columbia, South Carolina.

Two adults and a child were killed and a child wounded in a home in Greenwood, South Carolina.

The shooter was arrested in Florida anon after.

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