Shooting Outside Pentagon Causes Lockdown
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2010 The Pentagon was in lockdown for some time this evening after a gunman opened fire on two Pentagon Force Protection Agency officers, according to a statement released by the Defense Department.
The shooter fired at the officers at the entrance to the Pentagon Metro station outside the Pentagon building about 6:40 p.m., the statement says. The officers returned fire, injuring the gunman, it says.
The two officers and the gunman were transported to a local hospital. The officers' injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, it says.
"The officers acted very quickly and decisively to neutralize the threat," a police spokesman said.
The Pentagon Metro station, bus stop and Metro entrance to the Pentagon will be closed until further notice, officials said.
The shooting is under investigation.