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Pentagon On Lockdown After Gunshots Fired Outside

by : Julia Banim on : 03 Aug 2021 16:27
Pentagon On Lockdown After Gunshots Fired OutsidePA Images/@YWNReporter/Twitter

The Pentagon has gone into lockdown following reports of gunshots being fired at a platform at a nearby metro bus station.

As per an official announcement from the Pentagon, the facility, located in Arlington, Virginia, is now in lockdown on account of ‘police activity’.

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According to Yeshiva World News reporter, Moshe Schwartz, two people are now receiving CPR, while the Mirror reports that at least one individual has been injured, as per two sources. The condition of this person, and the nature of their injuries, remains unknown at the time of writing.

The Pentagon has issued the following statement through its official Twitter account:

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.

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It’s understood that Metro trains are temporarily bypassing the Pentagon station for the duration of a police investigation, with the bus platform usually used by multiple bus lines in the surrounding area.

Pentagon Force Protection Agency spokesperson Chris Layman told CNN:

Right now, we’ve just confirmed that the Pentagon is on lockdown. There is an incident at the Pentagon transit center.

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Layman went on to describe the incident as ‘ongoing’, and advised the scene was not yet safe, cautioning people to stay away from the area. Layman did not comment on whether or not a shooter was involved in the incident or whether there had been any injuries.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: News, lockdown, Pentagon, Shooting

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  1. Mirror

    Pentagon shooting: US defence HQ on lockdown after gunshots fired outside

  2. CNN

    Pentagon is currently on lockdown following report of shooting on bus platform outside