Pentagon entered lockdown due to 'shooting', reopens after gunman shot by police

WION Web Team
NEW DELHIUpdated: Aug 03, 2021, 11:23 PM IST

This file photo shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC Photograph:(Reuters)

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The lockdown happened Tuesday morning after an alleged shooting occurred near a platform by the facility’s Pentagon Metro station. According to the police, all of the entrances to the Pentagon have been secured. 

The Pentagon reopened on Tuesday afternoon, about an hour and a half after it was put on lockdown after a "shooting incident" near the Metro bus stop.

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, which is responsible for security in and around the Defense Department building, tweeted, "The Pentagon has lifted the lockdown and has reopened." 


The agency added that the Metro entrance remains closed.

Because of the police action, Pentagon employees got an electronic warning on their computers, and an overhead broadcast was made asking all Pentagon personnel to stay inside and not wander outside.

(With inputs from agencies)