The Pentagon went into lockdown for roughly an hour Tuesday after a “shooting event” that occurred near the building’s Metro transit center, police said.
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, which provides security for the headquarters of the U.S. military, said in a social media post around 12 p.m. that the “scene of the incident is secure.” However, officials asked people to continue to avoid the area as authorities investigate.
A Department of Defense spokesperson confirmed to Politico that a “shooting event” happened Tuesday morning near the Metro bus platform. The platform is just steps from the Pentagon building, according to The Associated Press.
Officials with the Arlington County, Virginia, Fire Department said in an update posted on Twitter around 11:30 a.m. that they found “multiple patients” at the scene of the incident. It was not immediately clear whether they were shot or the extent of their injuries.