On Tuesday morning a federal police officer was killed outside the Pentagon transit station. As a safety measure, the Pentagon then went into lockdown for an hour with no personnel allowed to enter.
There is a subway and bus stop on the actual Pentagon complex premises. It’s believed that a man stabbed a federal police officer on the complex’s bus platform. Another federal police officer then opened fire.
The exact circumstances of the shooting incident are still unclear and Pentagon officials offered little clarity during a press briefing earlier Tuesday afternoon, reports CNN.
Pentagon Force Protection Agency Chief Woodrow Kusse spoke to reporters during a media briefing, but declined to provide more details about the incident and refused to confirm or deny any reports that an officer has died. Kusse said it’s an ongoing investigation.
Later in the afternoon, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, confirmed the federal police officer’s death in a tweet.
“The Pentagon Force Protection Agency mourns the tragic loss of a Pentagon Police Officer killed during this morning’s incident at the Pentagon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Officer’s family. Additional info on the officer will be forthcoming, following full next of kin notification.”
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