Pentagon on lockdown after gunshots fired near Metro station

Pentagon on lockdown after gunshots fired near Metro station
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The Pentagon is on lockdown after multiple gunshots were fired near a platform by the facility’s Metro station.

At least one person was down, according to two sources. The person’s condition was not known.

The incident occurred on a Metro bus platform that is part of the Pentagon Transit Centre, the Pentagon Protection Force Protection Agency tweeted.

A Pentagon announcement said the facility in Virginia was on lockdown due to “police activity”.

Metro subway trains were ordered to bypass the Pentagon due to a police investigation.

An Associated Press reporter near the building heard multiple gunshots.

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