Pentagon Police Shoot Man Trying to Enter US Military Complex

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The Pentagon police chief says security officers have shot a man who tried to enter the U.S. military complex outside Washington, after the man drew a handgun and opened fire.

Police chief Richard Keevill says two officers who returned fire were shot by the gunman. He says the officers’ injuries are not considered life-threatening, and that the injuries to the gunman are much more severe.


The suspect is now in custody.

The shooting prompted officials to impose a security lockdown at the Pentagon.

The incident took place after the suspect left a subway station adjacent to the Pentagon. Keevill says the suspect appeared calm as he walked toward the military complex, noting that he drew a handgun after being asked by security officers to show an identification badge.

The motive for the shooting is not clear.

‘Some information for this report provided by AP, Reuters and AFP.’