Violence at a METRO transit stop at the Pentagon has left one officer and the suspect dead. While the details of the incident are still limited, here is what we know so far.
Shortly after 10 am local time, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency issued a tweet announcing the lockdown of the world’s largest office complex.
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A little more than an hour later, they lifted the lockdown, but announced that certain areas were still closed due to the incident.
According to several law enforcement officials speaking on terms of anonymity said that an officer was stabbed by an assailant at the transit stop, but was able to open fire on the suspect, who reportedly died at the scene.
The officer was transported to George Washington University hospital, where sadly, he died from his wounds.
The PFPA just issued a tweet a few minutes before 5 pm.
According to Law Enforcement Today:
“The Associated Press reported that a ‘Pentagon police officer who was stabbed later died, according to officials who were not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.’
Reporters for the Associated Press that were near the scene of the incident claimed to have heard multiple gunshots, a brief pause, and then one additional gunshot. One of the outlets journalists also claimed to have heard police yelling the word ‘shooter’ during the incident.”
Prior to the confirmation of the officer’s death, the PFPA Chief would not confirm the details or the number of casualties or wounded. During his portion of the press conference (at the 4:25 mark), a large police presence was seen leaving GWU hospital escorting a van, believed to carry the officer that lost his life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this officer’s family and the PFPA tonight.