The Pentagon, where the U.S. Department of Defense is located, was closed for about an hour and a half on Tuesday morning following an incident at a subway and bus stop outside the building.
A police officer on duty outside the Pentagon was killed Tuesday, Sen. said. Mark Warner confirmed.
Warner is chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and is a former governor of the state of Virginia.
According to emergency services, it is Further Who needed medical help after the incident, but they will not provide further information.
No more searching for culprits
According to the Associated Press, the police officer was stabbed to death, while the suspect shot and killed the culprit.
NBC News The police officer was reportedly stabbed several times in the neck, but there was no indication that it was a terrorist attack or an attack on the military.
– This morning, a police officer was attacked. Police Chief Woody Guse, who leads police around the Pentagon, said at a news conference Tuesday that the shooting had taken place and several people had been injured.
He stressed that an ongoing investigation was underway to speculate on its purpose or to confirm whether the culprit had been arrested.
“The crime scene is safe and we are investigating further, but we are not actively looking for more culprits,” Gussey said.
The FBI is investigating.
According to the news agency, an AB journalist at the scene must have heard several shots, followed by a pause, followed by at least one shot. Another journalist was reportedly shouted at by police as a “shooter.”
The Pentagon’s own security forces confirmed Tuesday that the building had been closed as a result of “police action” without disclosing what had happened.
The building then reopened at 12:15 local time, and staff and visitors were again allowed to enter and exit the large building complex.
Minister of Defense at a meeting with the President
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was in a meeting with President Joe Biden at the time of the incident
– The Secretary of Defense is now back at the Pentagon. Pentagon spokesman John F. Kirby said he was not physically present when the incident happened.