Police Officer Stabbed, Killed Near Pentagon

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Michael Ginsberg Congressional Reporter
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A police officer was stabbed and killed outside of the Pentagon Tuesday morning, and his assailant was killed by police.

The Pentagon initially locked down following reports of gunshots, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) announced.

The Pentagon currently is on lock down due to an incident at the Pentagon Transit Center,” the PFPA tweeted at 11:01 am. The Associated Press reported that gunshots were heard near the building.

The Pentagon Transit Center is on the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Blue and Yellow lines.

The shooting occurred on a Metro bus platform, according to the AP.

The Arlington County Fire Department later reported multiple victims. Their conditions are not known.

One victim was a Pentagon police officer, according to Fox 5 DC.

PFPA announced that the crime scene was secure at 11:57 am.

A police officer died, and the suspect was fatally shot by police, the AP reported.

Press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the White House was “in close contact with Pentagon officials,” but would not comment further until family members of the victims were notified.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as new information becomes available.