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. Don't call me WHITE...

    Ty Okay and I agree to many people automatically assume that any attack on U.S.soil is that caused by muslims.This shows the closeminded thoughts of many americans.It is truly a sad state of affairs .

    October 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mac316

    There has to be some kind of mistake here Arent guns outlawed in DC? It had to be a cop that shot it because the law says you cant have a gun in dc and anybody that got a gun is a criminal because they passed that law didnt they my question is HOW DID THAT WORK OUT? and it is a shame one of them there bullets didnt hit wow right between his ass cheeks , you know, where his brain is

    October 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hmdinger

      I thought the Pentagon was in Virginia????

      October 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jayden

    Really, how did this become an argument between different races here? Yes people are still extremely racist some against there own color and I'm sure if segregation had not have happened our idiot white ancestors and grandparents and whomever would still be slaving the African Americans I'm white/indian. I'm not predjudice I'm very cultural I do believe that it is true when it comes to news coverage that African American isn't shown like if it were black cops shooting white students yes it would have been all over headlines for days maybe weeks. This country is messed up its not a free country everyone every color is against each other and even themselves the government is doing nothing to help this country or us citizens in it there screwing it up more and I'm pretty sure it wasn't a muslim who shot at the pentagon it was probably an angry american, bc look at the economy look at the US the government is only lookin out for itself. Just thought I'd throw my opinion in on everything but honestly everyone should stay on topic here instead of being immature arguing over race like petty little teenagers in highschool for real

    October 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kizzy

    can somebody tell me where do half of you( and you know who you are ) get of talking this way to other people, anyways my prayers go out to those families of the two young afro-american men whose lives were taken by law enforement and just thank god that there was know lives taken at the pentagon.

    October 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. okay


    October 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. okay

    @kizzy..for 1 this is a news blog hopefully frequented by(mostly half way) responsible adults who can handle a little criticism . This is a place to voice your opinion on comments made and also on news stories. If you can't handle that,I'm sure there is a nice childrens blog for you somewhere else. Where do you get off on criticizing others ? Oh wait..thats what this place is for ! So before you post your dum remarks , remember where you are ! Thats one of the lovely things about living here in the United States. Freedom of speech ! If you cant handle that , maybe you would be better off in a communist country !

    October 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. okay

    @jayden...i completely agree with your comment..with the stste that this country is in(economy)(political changes of power)(many possibilities.. it could have been just about anyone that happens to have a problem with the government for any number of reasons..to assume that it is muslims is just ignorant and closeminded..please stay on subject people

    October 19, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. okay

    Also@kizzy..i am a grown man i can talk to ANYONE,ANYWAY i want to.Thank you First Amendment ! I love you USA !well.. While i'm at it.. might as well..off subject but hey nothing new today ! OBAMA–O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica-i love freedom of speech !

    October 19, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. okay

    @mac..LMAO..talk about brain between the cheeks..the Pentagon is in Arlighnton County,Virginia ! NOT D.C. ! Hopefully there is a library near you ! Study up my friend !

    October 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. okay


    October 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 19, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. agnostic

    @jayden i love how you inject your opinion on race and then right afterwards call everyone else immature for doin the same thing. good job of bein immature like the rest of us.

    October 19, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. habib

    With all this sensless arguing goin on,how r we going to get to the real issues at hand,like why do white people love balogne n mayo sandwiches so much;n with all that extra mayo.or why do black kids always have kool aid stains on there shirts,or why latinos make fun of asians eating dogs when they love to eat cayotes.or why every asian man is 1 haircute away from looking like a girl.or why do towelheads noses as big as a camels?these are the real issues!(in case u havnt noticed,im being sarcastic.this is exactly how rediculous some of u blogers sound)this is wgat i get from your message.....hate,hate,hate,hate,hate,hate,hate.......welcome to the haters ball!........."stop the hate,increase the peace"corny but true

    October 20, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  15. Germaine child of GOD

    Why do we continue to see color and not people??......The above comments and slams continueprove both points of view.....It is my Wish that hurt will stop here and now

    October 20, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
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