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Shots Fired at Pentagon

By Laura Spadanuta

Shots were fired at the Pentagon early this morning, according to Pentagon authorities.

Pentagon police officers reportedly heard at least five shots around 4:50 a.m.  According to CNN, Pentagon spokesperson Chris Layman said that the shooter is unknown.

From the article:

According to another Pentagon Force Protection Agency spokesman, Terry Sutherland, two bullets hit the Pentagon on the south side of the building -- one striking a window and the other hitting the building itself. This is an unoccupied part of the building that is being renovated.

Sutherland said a fragment of one of the bullets is lodged in the window. The windows, which are bullet-proof, did not shatter.

Entrances to the Pentagon were locked down but have been reopened.

In a similar incident, on Sunday, bullet holes were discovered in the windows of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, about 30 miles south of the Pentagon, according to CNN and the Washington Post.  It is unclear whether the shootings are related.  The museum gunfire caused about $20,000 in damage, and it is believed that the bullets were fired from a rifle.

Officials are expected to address the incidents at  press conference is expected later today.


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