WASHINGTON (CBS News) — The Pentagon’s police chief said Tuesday that a Pentagon police officer was attacked on the Metro bus platform outside the building and gunfire was exchanged in an incident that resulted in “several casualties” and prompted an hour-long lockdown of the building.
Woodrow Kusse, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency’s chief of Pentagon Police, told reporters during a press briefing the attack occurred around 10:37 a.m., and officers were alerted by a radio call that an “incident was underway.”READ MORE: Fmr. Pinole Police Officer Allegedly Videotaped Himself Having Sex With Minor
The encounter, which Kusse said resulted in “several casualties,” caused the Pentagon to go into lockdown for roughly an hour because of what the Pentagon Force Protection Agency said was a “shooting event” near the building’s Metro transit center.
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The scene of the incident is secure. It is still an active crime scene. We request that everyone stay away from the Metro rail entrance and bus platform area. Transportation at the Pentagon is diverted to Pentagon City.READ MORE: UPDATE: Woman Accused of Starting Fawn Fire Was Boiling Bear Urine to Drink
— Pentagon Force Protection Agency (Official) (@PFPAOfficial) August 3, 2021