Two Bullet Rounds Strike Pentagon Building

No injuries reported; shots struck part of building that is under construction.

October 19, 2010, 11:30 AM

Oct. 19, 2010— -- Pentagon Police announced today that someone fired several rounds at the Pentagon early this morning and at least two of the bullets struck the building. No one was hurt.

The rounds struck a portion of the building that is unoccupied because it's under construction. Both rounds remain embedded in the building's bulletproof glass.

The incident began at 4:55am when a Pentagon police officer reported what he thought were five to seven gunshots in the building's vast south parking Lot. The lot and entrances to the building were closed, but after nothing was found, everything was re-opened at 5:30am.

An internal sweep of the building was conducted, and that's when two rounds were found to have struck the building on the side that faces Interstate 395.

That led Pentagon security to request the closure of I-395 so they could look for rounds or shell casings that may have been left behind, along the side of the road. Police have not yet said whether anything was found. Both lanes of the highway were closed so the FBI and Arlington County Police could look for evidence.

There was a similar incident yesterday at the Marine Museum that's located in Quantico, VA., along I-95 south of Washington DC. It is not clear if there is a link between the incidents.

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