Washington: Police were searching for the
source of potential gunshots fired near the Pentagon, though
operations were back to normal after they found nothing
suspicious, a spokesman said.
Pentagon police officers heard about four or five
gunshots around 4:55 am fired at or near the south parking lot
of the massive Defense Department headquarters, Pentagon Force
Protection Agency spokesman Chris Layman told AFP.
They locked down the area, along with all of the
Pentagon's entrances before conducting sweeps of the area,
including a canine search with local police.
"They did not find anything," Layman said.
"They're investigating it right now, they're not sure
what happened right now."
By 6:00 am, all Pentagon entrances were reopened and
operations were back to normal, he added.
First Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 22:13