Pentagon reportedly on lockdown after shots fired

Two Pentagon police officers have reportedly been shot, prompting the building to be on lockdown according to reports.

The Washington Post is reporting that the suspect is in custody. The shootings apparently took place at 6:30 p.m. a metro station near the Pentagon.

Chris Layman, a spokesman for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, told the Post that the two people shot are Pentagon Force Protection Agency police officers. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The suspect apparently approached the main entrance of the Pentagon and started shooting, Layman told the Post. The officers fired back at the suspect, who was injured.

The Pentagon station was temporarily closed, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Web site. It re-opened around 8 p.m.

Suspicious packages were investigated at the Pentagon station, according to the WMATA Web site.

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