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  1. Adams454

    Adams454

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    http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/3-shot-outside-pentagon-metro-station-030410

    Gunman Shoots 2 Officers Outside Pentagon Metro Station
    Two victims were Pentagon Police Officers
    Updated: Thursday, 04 Mar 2010, 10:04 PM EST
    Published : Thursday, 04 Mar 2010, 7:09 PM EST

    By MYFOXDC STAFF/myfoxdc

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Two Pentagon Police officers were hurt when a gunman opened fire at the entrance to the Pentagon Metro station on Thursday evening. The suspect, who was the third victim, was in custody.

    Pentagon Police Chief Richard Keevill said Thursday night that the alleged gunman walked up to the Pentagon prescreen area at the Pentagon Metro entrance facility at around 6:40 p.m. and when he was asked to show his pass to officers, he reached into his pocket and pulled a gun. Then, Chief Keevill said, he immediately started shooting at the officers.

    Chief Keevill said the alleged gunman didn't say anything and showed no emotion before he started firing. He used a handgun that he pulled from his pocket.

    Chief Keevill said the suspect hit two officers, and fire was returned. The suspect was then hit, and his injuries were critical, according to Chief Keevill. FOX News reported that the suspect was shot in the head. The officers' injuries were non-life threatening.

    RAW VIDEO: PENTAGON POLICE CHIEF RICHARD KEEVILL'S UPDATE:



    All of the injured including the suspect were taken to George Washington University Hospital for treatment.

    The names of those involved were not immediately released. An AP source said the suspect was 36-year-old John Patrick Bedell, but police did not confirm that information.

    "We have layers of security, and it worked," said Chief Keevill. "He never got inside the building to hurt anyone."

    Chief Keevill also said a shooting of this kind has never happened at the Pentagon before now.

    The Pentagon Metro station, which serves both the Blue and Yellow lines for the transit system, was closed for a time after the shooting, which happened around 6:40 p.m. By 8 p.m., the Metro station had been reopened, with the exception of one entrance near the scene.
    The Pentagon was also locked down for a time during the investigation.

    RAW VIDEO OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES ARRIVING OUTSIDE THE PENTAGON METRO STATION MOMENTS AFTER THE SHOOTING, COURTESY OF ARLNOW.COM/YOUTUBE :




    CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST SERVICE UPDATES FROM METRO'S WEBSITE
     
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  2. farley45

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    The Pentagon is on lockdown after a shooting at a nearby D.C. Metro station, according to BreakingTweets, a Twitter account maintained by MSNBC.
    More details to come.

    9:55 PM ET -- Suspect named. John Patrick Bedell, 36, is the alleged gunman in today's shooting, according to officials who spoke to the AP:
    Law enforcement sources identified the suspect as John Patrick Bedell, 36. They also said they were investigating whether a second person was somehow involved. No further information was available.​

    9:26 PM ET -- "This has never happened in our history." Watch as Pentagon Protection Force Chief Richard Keevil holds press conference:


    9:21 PM ET -- Pentagon releases statement. The Pentagon has released a statement about the incident:
    A shooting incident has occurred at the Pentagon Metro Entrance this evening at approximately 6:40 p.m. EST. Two Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) officers were injured when an unknown suspect fired at them. The suspect was injured in return fire from the PFPA officers. Injuries to the two PFPA officers do not appear to be life threatening. A suspect is in custody and his condition is unknown. All three injured have been taken to a local hospital. All Pentagon entrances were secured for a brief time but have since been reopened with the exception of the Pentagon Metro entrance. The incident is under investigation. More details will be released when available.​
    8:49 PM ET -- Gunman is American. The chief of the Pentagon Protection Force Agency held a press conference just minutes ago. The chief said that the alleged attacker is a male American. Officers involved told the chief that the suspect calmly approached Pentagon police to gain access to the building and reached into a pocket and pulled out a gun that he then fired. The chief said that the alleged attacker's injuries are "critical."

    8:31 PM ET -- Gunman's injuries 'more serious.' From the AP:
    WASHINGTON – A gunman opened fire at the subway entrance to Pentagon complex Thursday evening, wounding two Pentagon police officers, a spokesman said.
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    The alleged gunman also was wounded, said Chris Layman, a spokesman for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. Authorities said all three were taken to a hospital. None the injuries were thought to be life-threatening, Layman said.
    Layman said the suspect walked up to the subway entrance at 6:40 p.m. and opened fire. He hit two officers. The officers fired back, and the suspect was hit. His injures are more serious.
    8:08 PM ET -- Officers' injuries not serious. The two officers injured in today's shooting are not seriously injured according to CNN. Affiliate WJLA broadcast video showing one of the officers sitting up in a gurney and being loaded into a waiting ambulance. CNN's Chris Lawrence reported that a suspect opened fired on two officers who then returned fire. All three are being treated at George Washington University Hospital.
    7:46 PM ET -- Pentagon entrances reopen. CNN reports that the Pentagon's exits and entrances have been reopened except for the one closest to where the shooting occurred.

    Fox5 reports that the WMTA's Blue and Yellow lines --lines that run through the Pentagon Metro station -- are running, but that trains are not stopping at the station. Below is WMTA's map of the station:

    7:30 PM ET -- "Pentagon Police" shot. A spokesman for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency has told CNN that 2 of the agency's officers are believed to be injured in the shooting. The spokesman also told CNN that he believes 1 suspect is in custody.

    7:20 PM ET -- Three people injured. D.C. TV station FOX5 reports that three people have been injured in the shooting at D.C. metro station adjacent to the Pentagon:
    Few details were immediately available, but the Pentagon was reportedly locked down after the activity at the Metro station. The three people who were injured were taken to George Washington University Hospital's emergency room.​
     

  3. vote Republican

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    I'm just going to assume they had vests on. Hope the officers recover quickly.

    The shooter, not so much.
     
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    Thanks, blitzer. But I think you're using that word wrong. If you overuse the word it will lose it's effectiveness. What I did was repost. To qualify as jamboggery, I would have to be at least the 25 trillionth person to post the story. In the future, when you get a new word, get the definition also.
     
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    Official: Pentagon shooter armed with two 9 mm semiautomatic weapons

    Associated Press

    Last update: March 5, 2010 - 5:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - The well-dressed gunman mortally wounded after firing at and injuring two Pentagon police officers was armed with two 9 millimeter semiautomatic weapons and carried several magazines of ammunition, the chief of the Pentagon police said Friday.

    Chief Richard Keevill said the shooter, identified as John Patrick Bedell of Hollister, Calif., spent the last several weeks driving from the West Coast. Police found his car in a local parking garage. Keevill said authorities found more ammunition in his vehicle.

    Bedell, 36, died Thursday night from head wounds received in a volley of fire with police. Keevill said the two injured officers and another officer who came to their assistance fired upon Bedell at the subway entrance into the massive Defense Department building in Arlington, Va.

    "He came here from California," Keevill said.
    "We were able to identify certain locations

    that he spent that last several weeks making his way form the West coast to the East coast."

    Noting that Bedell was wearing a suit, Keevill said: "There was no indication based on the way he was dressed that he had hostile intent."

    The exchange of fire lasted less than a minute, Keevill said. Bedell was not wearing body armor, he added.

    The two officers injured have been released from the hospital. One suffered a thigh wound and the other was hit in the shoulder.

    Keevill said both were superficial injuries.

    Keevill said he did not know the shooter's motive.

    "I have no idea what his intentions were," he said.

     
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  7. Adams454

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    But if he came from a very restrictive state. And went to a gun-free place. This just can't happen. The law says so, right?
     
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    Carrys Inquisitive

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    A 9/11 "truther".

    Wasn't Van Jones was it?:whistling:
     
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  9. Fiery Red XIII

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    Nope, was Jesse V! :rofl:

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  13. Fixxer

    Fixxer Got ointment?

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    Well DUH! Never talk to the police. :tongueout:


    Ummmm, if he discharged his weapon, it is no longer 'alleged'.


    So, in Layman's terms, the coppers are better shots than this mook, huh?

    Sorry- I woke up too early I guess...
     
  14. Weiser 878

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    Isn't the Pentagon in DC?

    I don't believe this story. It's illegal to carry handguns there so he couldn't have done it.
     
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    Physically, the Pentagon is in Arlington, VA but maintains a Washington DC address.
     
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    This guy has been in more mental institutions than Tyson has boxing rings.


    Sorry for his family, but he had more problems than even most posters here do.