Gunman Opens Fire at Pentagon Metro Entrance
You can’t raid the Pentagon that way — those who built the building thought of this — but you can kill a lot of commuters, especially shortly before 7 on a weeknight. Luckily that hasn’t happened, but two Pentagon guards have been injured. The suspect is in custody and the Department of Defense put out the following statement just now:
A shooting incident has occurred at the Pentagon Metro Entrance this evening at approximately 6:40 p.m. EST. Two Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) officers were injured when an unknown suspect fired at them. The suspect was injured in return fire from the PFPA officers. Injuries to the two PFPA officers do not appear to be life threatening. A suspect is in custody and his condition is unknown. All three injured have been taken to a local hospital. All Pentagon entrances were secured for a brief time but have since been reopened with the exception of the Pentagon Metro entrance. The incident is under investigation. More details will be released when available.