The Pentagon was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday morning amid reports of an active shooter at the building’s transit center, authorities said.
“The Pentagon currently is on lockdown due to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center,” the Pentagon Force Protection Agency tweeted around 11 a.m. “We are asking the public to please avoid the area. More information will be forthcoming.”
According to reports, “multiple gunshots” were fired near a platform by the building’s Metro and bus station.
The Arlington County Fire Department said there were “multiple patients” at the scene, but the extent of their possible injuries was not released.
An Associated Press staffer near the scene reported hearing multiple shots, followed by a pause and then an additional shot. Another AP reporter heard police yelling, “Shooter!”
Pentagon police said around noon that the scene had been secured.
“The Pentagon has lifted the lockdown and has reopened,” the department said on Twitter. “Corrido 2 and the Metro entrance remains closed.”
With Post Wires