Pentagon On Lockdown, Reports Of Shooting At Nearby Subway Station
Washington: There were reports of a shooting at a subway station just outside the secure US military headquarters on Tuesday. The Pentagon was on lockdown.
Employees in the US Defense Department headquarters in the Arlington suburb of Washington were ordered to shelter in place amid reports of several gunshots and possible injuries in the station, the entrance of which is just a few dozen yards (meters) from the building’s main doors, NDTV reported quoting AFP.
“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,” the Pentagon’s security force tweeted.
The local news station WUSA showed a picture of heavy security and fire and rescue vehicles at the iconic five-sided building.