An unidentified man was shot dead in an attempted armed attack on Pentagon security personnel near the entrance to the complex's transit center, Politico Pentagon correspondent Lara Seligman said on Twitter.
An official from the PFPA [Pentagon Security Service] informed me that the shooter was shot by a security officer and did not enter the building. Another officer was injured and taken to seek medical attention. The scene is now safe, but for now, everyone must stay inside the building, вЂќ Seligman wrote.
The correspondent clarified that the information is still preliminary.
Earlier, the area of the building of the defense department in Washington was blocked after reports of the shooting.
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вЂњThe Pentagon is currently on lockdown due to an incident at the transit center. We ask the public to avoid this area. More detailed information will be available in the near future, вЂњ- indicated in the message of the Security Service.