Police officer useless, suspect killed after stabbing at US Pentagon

The US navy headquarters was briefly positioned on lockdown after gunshots have been fired and other people have been killed at an outside bus cease.

A police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday in a violent incident at a transit station on the Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States navy, and a suspect was shot by legislation enforcement and died on the scene, unnamed legislation enforcement officers informed The Associated Press.

The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, simply throughout the Potomac River from Washington, DC, was briefly positioned on lockdown after gunshots have been fired Tuesday morning near the doorway of the constructing.

Pentagon Force Protection Agency Chief Woodrow Kusse confirmed in a media convention {that a} Pentagon police officer was attacked on the DC Metro bus platform that’s a part of the Pentagon Transit Center.

“Gunfire was exchanged and there were several casualties,” Kusse informed reporters on the Pentagon.

The Pentagon was on lockdown after a number of gunshots have been fired near a bus platform by the power’s Metro station [Andrew Harnik/AP Photo]

A Pentagon police officer who was stabbed later died, in line with officers who weren’t authorised to debate the matter and who spoke on situation of anonymity, reported The Associated Press.

Kusse declined to verify the officer’s demise or the situation of a suspect, citing the continuing investigation that was being led by the FBI. Kusse stated the incident was over, the Pentagon was secure and police weren’t looking for further suspects.

An Associated Press reporter near the constructing heard a number of gunshots, then a pause, adopted by not less than one further shot. Another AP journalist heard police yelling “shooter”.

US Senator Mark Warner of Virginia tweeted his concern for the police officer reported killed.

A Pentagon announcement stated the power was on lockdown on account of “police activity”.

The company accountable for safety on the constructing, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, tweeted shortly earlier than midday that the scene of the incident was safe. The lockdown was lifted aside from the world across the crime scene.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have been on the White House assembly with President Joe Biden on the time of the taking pictures.

When Secretary Austin returned to the Pentagon, he visited the Pentagon police operations centre and was “very concerned … about any casualties that occurred”, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby stated.

Kirby didn’t verify casualties and stated he was unable to supply further data.


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