Pentagon Transit Center Shooting Live Updates: 1 Officer Dead, Suspect Killed At Scene

Live Updates

The Pentagon in Washington D.C. is no longer under lockdown, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency announced a few hours after a shooting incident at the Metro Bus platform outside of the Pentagon.

Officials say that one officer has died in a stabbing and that the suspect was shot and killed at the scene.

However, during a press briefing Tuesday afternoon, Pentagon Force Protection Agency Chief Woodrow Kusse would not confirm nor deny any reports of deaths or injuries.

He did say there were "several casualties." While there is no longer a safety threat in the area, Kusse said the investigation is still ongoing.

The live updates for this event have ended.

Pentagon Shooting
Emergency first responders investigate the scene of a shooting with multiple victims at a mass transit station outside the Pentagon on August 03, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. The Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, went into lockdown after it was reported that three individuals were shot. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Pentagon police chief says there were "several casualties," does not confirm officer death

During a press briefing Tuesday afternoon, Pentagon Force Protection Agency Chief Woodrow Kusse would not confirm nor deny any specific deaths or injuries, including reports that an officer has died.

"This morning at about 10:37 a.m. a Pentagon police officer was attacked on the metro bus platform. Gunfire was exchanged and there were several casualties. The incident is over. The scene is secure and there is no continuing threat," Kusse said.

When pressed for more details, said the investigation was ongoing and the information he had was "preliminary."

Kusse did, however, dismiss reports that there is a suspect on the run.

"We are not actively looking for another suspect at this time," he said.

He also added that the Federal Burea of Investigation is now leading the investigation.

Suspect killed at the scene

Officials say the suspect in the violence outside the Pentagon was shot by police and died on the scene, according to The Associated Press.

One officer has died

Law enforcement officials confirm that one officer has died after the shooting outside the Pentagon transit station.

A Pentagon officer was stabbed during the violent scene at the transit station and later died, according to officials who were not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Police motorcade escorts van from hospital to medical examiner officer

Police outside of George Washington University Hospital salute a black, unmarked van leaves the hospital behind a procession of motorcycles.

Somber moment outside GW University Hospital, where sources tell us a police officer was taken after some sort of attack outside The Pentagon
Live coverage right now
📷@7NewsDC @KevinLewis7News

— Brian Sasser (@ProducerSass) August 3, 2021

WJLA journalist Sam Ford was stationed outside the forensics lab building of the D.C. medical examiner's office. He reported that a motorcade processional from various law enforcement agencies escorted the van from the hospital.

Ford described the scene as a "solemn ceremony."

He added that this is a typical scene for a fallen officer.

There is no official report yet on whether an officer was killed in the Pentagon shooting.

Police presence waiting outside George Washington University Hospital

There is a large presence from multiple law enforcement agencies outside of the Emergency Room ambulance entrance at George Washington University Hospital.

Reports show officers from D.C. Metro and Pentagon police as well as the Secret Service waiting around the hospital.

It is unclear who, if any of the victims of the Pentagon shooting, were transported here.

There’s a police motorcade outside of the ER ambulance entrance with @DCPoliceDept & @SecretService officers.

Working to determine who was transported here. @wusa9

— Jess Arnold (@JessArnoldTV) August 3, 2021

Defense Secretary, Joint Chiefs of Staff not at Pentagon during shooting

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest-ranking military officer, were not at the Pentagon during the shooting this morning.

According to reporter Lucus Tomlinson, the two officials were at their regular meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House.

Defense secretary and U.S. military's top officer were not in Pentagon at time of shooting near entrance this morning. Both Austin and Gen. Milley were at White House for their regular Tuesday morning meeting with the president: defense official

— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) August 3, 2021

Delays expected on D.C. Metro lines

The Metro rail is experiencing delays and closures as police continue investigating the shooting incident at the Metro platform at the Pentagon.

Metrorail impacts due to Pentagon police investigation:
🚇L'Enfant Plaza is closed. OR🟠/SV⚪️/BL🔵 bypassing the station
🚇 Green Line 🟢 operating in 2 segments: Branch Av-Navy Yard & Ft Totten-Mt Vernon Sq
🚇 Yellow Line 🟡 operating Huntington-Pentagon City only#wmata

— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) August 3, 2021

The Pentagon lockdown has been lifted

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency announced that the lockdown at the Pentagon has been lifted.

The Pentagon has lifted the lock down and has reopened. Corridor 2 and the Metro entrance remains closed. Corridor 3 is open for pedestrian traffic.

— Pentagon Force Protection Agency (Official) (@PFPAOfficial) August 3, 2021

Pentagon unsure if they will hold a press conference amid ongoing investigation

The Pentagon is unsure if they will hold a press conference due to the ongoing shooting investigation.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby is still sceduled to have his briefing at 2:30 p.m.

I just spoke to the Pentagon Press and they said they aren’t sure if there will be a press conference (due to the ongoing investigation.) However, @PentagonPresSec Kirby is still set to have a briefing at 2:30. @Newsy @DeptofDefense @SecDef

— Terace Garnier (@TeraceGarnier) August 3, 2021

At least one officer injured: multiple reports

At least one Pentagon officer was injured and transported after the shooting incident, Fox WTTG-TV journalist Lindsay Watts reported.

An Arlington police source confirms a Pentagon officer was injured and transported after shooting near metro station platform that’s put the Pentagon on lockdown. @fox5dc is on scene

— Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) August 3, 2021

The shooter was shot by a different Pentagon police officer and did not get inside the Pentagon building, a Pentagon Force Protection Agency official told POLITICO reporter Lara Seligman.

PFPA official tells me that the shooter was shot by a Pentagon police officer and did not get inside the building. One other officer was injured and transported to get medical attention. The scene is now secure but everyone is to remain inside the building for now.

— Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) August 3, 2021

Pentagon Force Protection Agency says scene is secure

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency said the scene of the incident is secure. They still ask people to avoid the Metro rail entrance and bus platform area.

The scene of the incident is secure. It is still an active crime scene. We request that everyone stay away from the Metro rail entrance and bus platform area. Transportation at the Pentagon is diverted to Pentagon City.

— Pentagon Force Protection Agency (Official) (@PFPAOfficial) August 3, 2021

Fire and EMS teams encountered "multiple patients"

The Associated Press reported that multiple gunshots were fired near a platform near the Pentagon's Metro station.

At least one person was injured in the incident, according to two people familiar with the shooting, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release information publicly.

Arlington Fire and EMS said they encountered "multiple patients." The scene is still active.

#Update - Scene is still active, ACFD did encounter multiple patients. NFI on patient status will be provided.

— Arlington Fire & EMS (@ArlingtonVaFD) August 3, 2021

Metro lines bypassing Pentagon due to police activity

Blue and Yellow Metro lines in D.C. are not passing through the Pentagon due to the police activity, Metrorail Info tweeted.

All buses are being diverted to Pentagon City Station, according to Arlington Alerts.

UPDATED: Blue/Yellow Line Alert: Trains are temporarily bypassing Pentagon due to a police investigation outside the station at Pentagon. Shuttle buses requested.

— Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) August 3, 2021