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The Pentagon, 2008

The lockdown at the US Pentagon was lifted just before 12:15 pm after the US Defense Department complex ordered all personnel to remain indoors in the face of an active shooter who fired multiple shots in the Pentagon’s nearby Metro Bus transit station.

One police officer was allegedly killed in the incident, according to CNN, but this has not been independently confirmed.

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Arlington Fire and EMS tweeted that they “did encounter multiple patients,” while responding to an “active violence incident” in the area of the Pentagon Metro.

There was no information on the status of the patients, but earlier tweets spoke of at least two people receiving CPR at the site.

The Pentagon had ordered a lockdown status at around 11:04 am local time Tuesday following a report of multiple gunshots fired in the Metro station, according to the Associated Press.

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency — the police force for the Pentagon — said in a tweet about an hour later, “The scene of the incident is secure. It is still an active crimes scene. We request that everyone stay away from the Metro rail entrance and bus platform area.”

The Transit station used by multiple bus lines and Metro trains is on the grounds of the Pentagon but located outside the complex itself. The shooting reportedly took place at the Metro Bus platform.

Dave Statter, who runs the Statter911 blog and Twitter account, said he heard multiple shots fired. He added that CPR was being performed on two people at the Pentagon Metro station, and documented his report with a video showing people on the ground near a Metrobus being treated.

The shots were fired near the platform of the Pentagon’s Metro Station, multiple sources reported.

More details to follow.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.