Shots hit Pentagon; temporary lockdown

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 19, 2010 18:40

WASHINGTON — Someone fired shots at the Pentagon early Tuesday, hitting the building and causing minor damage, US defense officials said.

Police who protect the massive Defense Department headquarters temporarily closed some road and pedestrian entrances to the building after a civilian reported he may have heard shots at just before dawn on the south side of the facility.

A sweep of the area and facility found that some shots had hit the building, Marine Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman said. He did not know how many or from what kind of weapon.

Roads and pedestrian entrances leading to the Pentagon were reopened but part of a nearby highway was later temporarily closed for part of the investigation.


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