Washington: Shooting at a subway station just outside the secure US military headquarters was reported and put the Pentagon under lockdown on Tuesday.
Authorities ordered employees in the US Defense Department headquarters in the Arlington suburb of Washington 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 quoted news agency AFP as saying.
“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,” tweeted the Pentagon security force.
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.
— Pentagon Force Protection Agency (Official) (@PFPAOfficial) August 3, 2021
A picture of heavy security and fire and rescue vehicles were shown at the iconic five-sided building on the local news station WUSA.