Pentagon Locked Down After Shooting In Metro Station

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  1. Two Pentagon security officers have been shot at the giant office building's main entrance to the Metro underground station, according to officials.
    The gunman was apparently also shot and all three have been taken to hospital, the officials said.

    None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

    All entrances to the five-sided headquarters of the US Defence Department in Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, were closed shortly after the incident.

    "Metro is locked down until further notice," Pentagon police said in a message over the building's intercom.

    Officials said an investigation was under way, adding that it is unclear why the alleged gunman opened fire at the security officers.

    Some witnesses reported hearing gunshots being fired in the Metro station and people screaming.

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