Two Police Officers Shot: Pentagon Locked Down After Shooting Reported Near Metro Station


Video outside the Pentagon Metro subway station immediately after the shooting.

Two Pentagon police officers were shot outside the Metro subway station near the Pentagon about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A third person — a civilian — has also been shot. Three people have been transported to Georgetown University Hospital, just across the Potomac River. The suspect, John Patrick Bedell, 36, of Hollister, California died overnight.

A male offender calmly and cooly approached the officers Thursday, before pulling a gun out of his pocket and grazing them, authorities reported. The two Pentagon Force Protection Agency officers returned fire with their semi-automatic weapons, critically wounding him

No people were allowed out of the Pentagon or into the Pentagon during the lockdown. Later, people were allowed to leave the Pentagon at exits that were not near the Metro station.

Transit Hub Closed Friday for Investigation
An investigation Friday into the shooting of two police officers outside the Pentagon subway station will close the transit hub Friday, affecting the commute of thousands of Washington-area residents.


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