October 19th, 2010
10:56 AM ET

Shots fired at Pentagon

 

Shots were fired at the Pentagon early Tuesday, authorities said, striking a window of the building.

Pentagon police spokesman Chris Layman said it's not known who fired the shots. Pentagon police officers heard at least five shots around 4:50 a.m., Layman added.

According to another Pentagon Force Protection Agency spokesman, Terry Sutherland, two bullets hit the Pentagon on the south side of the building - one striking a window and the other hitting the building itself.  This is an unoccupied part of the building that is being renovated.

Sutherland said a fragment of one of the bullets is lodged in the window.

The windows, which are bullet-proof, did not shatter.

Officials will hold a news conference about the incident at 11:30 a.m. at the Pentagon.

Police are investigating.

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  1. Germaine child of GOD

    I am the Daughter of An Arabic father,jewish mother and an African American step father, I am also a Southern Baptist....All I Know is that lives were lost today....and Our Pentagon was fired on.....I am a person....A person of many colors BUT more importantly a person ! Please people stop the hate

    October 20, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Germaine child of GOD

    I am the Daughter of An Arabic father,jewish mother and an African American step father, I am also a Southern Baptist female....All I Know is that lives were lost today....and Our Pentagon was fired on.....I am a person....A person of many colors BUT more importantly a person ! Please people stop the hate

    October 20, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. okay

    @habib and germaine..You may be right about the hate..but it is a hate of stupidity, ignorance and predjiduce..not color,religion.or creed..so please quit twisting the words into hate of the above mentioned topics..@habib your so- called sarcasim is not only offensive but is also not funny in any way..do you not read people or do you just pick out certain words and phrases and make your comments based on your own biases ?

    October 20, 2010 at 6:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. okay

    You may look at it as hate,but most of us who frequent this blog(daily) speak our minds in the hopes of inspiring people to open there minds and mouths ..we always enjoy a good debate(argument) on a topic..thats another thing thats beautiful about this country..we can openly debate a topic and (in some cases) open our minds to see the other sides point of view..isn't that beautiful? You see in this country we have the right to say how we feel and what we think ! Many of us cherish that freedom ! Many also abuse it ! So if you look at the above comments you will see that we were just trying to arouse some intellectual thought and maybe a good debate ! You cannot have change if you dont expand your horizons.If your offended by any of my comments i truly apoligize ! But that does not change the way i feel .

    October 20, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    October 20, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    October 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. okay

    And a hush falls over the crowd.....

    October 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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