The Pentagon was placed on high alert Tuesday morning as police responded to the scene following a shooting, US Department of Defense security services said.
“The Pentagon is currently on high alert due to an incident at the transit station,” the Pentagon Protection Force (PFPA) posted on Twitter.
“We ask the public to avoid the area,” added the same source.
According to the local news site ARLnow, several elements of the police and rescuers are on the scene.
According to the publication, a shooting is underway on the Metrobus bus platform, outside the Pentagon metro station, in the heart of the federal capital. At least three people were injured, including a police officer, adds the same source.