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Pentagon locks down after shooting at nearby Metro station

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Pentagon locks down after shooting at nearby Metro station

The Pentagon, headquarters of America’s armed forces, has gone into lockdown after a shooting was reported at a nearby Metro station.

Multiple gunshots were heard by the Pentagon Transit Center on Tuesday, with the Associated Press reporting the incident occurred outside at a bus platform. A police officer has died, reports CNN.

"The Pentagon currently is on lock down due to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center," a statement from the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) read.

"We are asking the public to please avoid the area. More information will be forthcoming."

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