Pentagon: Shots Fired at Pentagon. Windows Blown Out?

Fox is just reporting that shots have been fired at the Pentagon (no shots inside the facility). Windows have been blown out on the third and fourth floors. Bullets were recovered outside. No injuries reported. The incident happened just prior to 5 a.m. today. Updates as details become available. See a video below.

The shots did not penetrate the building. Reuters is reporting that the gunfire came from “somewhere around the Pentagon’s South parking lot.

This report from CNN says the windows were shattered, a bullet is lodged in one of them, but did not shatter.

The building was under temporary lockdown, with roads leading to the building closed, including parts of Highway 395 which may be included in the investigation.

This is interesting:

Lapan said there were no injuries. In response to a question, he said he did not know whether there was any connection between Tuesday’s incident and Monday’s discovery of bullet holes in windows at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., some 30 miles south of the Pentagon.

A cleaning crew at the museum associated with the Quantico Marine Base called police when they noticed the bullet holes in windows high up in a part of the building that faces Interstate 95. 

A press conference is scheduled for 1:30 a.m. EDT.

Remember that earlier this year, John Patrick Bedell was killed by police after he opened fire at a checkpoint inside the Pentagon and wounded two officers.

Shots Hit Pentagon

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook