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Police officer killed in incident outside Pentagon

  • Published at 08:41 am August 4th, 2021
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Law enforcement officers from Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department, the US Capitol Police, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency and other police departments ride in a ceremonial procession past the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art as other officers salute a police officer wounded in a shooting outside the Pentagon earlier in the day in Washington, August 3, 2021 Reuters

The building was briefly put on lockdown as police responded to the incident

A police officer was killed and several other people were injured in an attack outside the Pentagon on Tuesday, forcing the building to go briefly into lockdown, officials said.

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency said an officer had been killed at a public bus stop outside the building in Arlington, Virginia, but the cause of death was not released.

Chief Woodrow Kusse, head of the Pentagon's police force, told reporters several people were injured in the incident.

Kusse declined to speculate on a motive for the attack or to say whether the assailant was in custody, but added that authorities were not actively looking for one.

He said the FBI was assisting in the investigation.

The building was briefly put on lockdown as police responded to the incident.

"I have ordered to half-mast the flags flown on the Pentagon Reservation in honor of his loss," US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.

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