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6 shots hit Pentagon Tuesday

At least six shots were fired at the Pentagon early Tuesday, according to authorities. Law enforcement continues to search for the shooter.

Two windows were struck in the incident, which occurred shortly before 5 a.m. Officials said four other bullets hit the Pentagon's facade. No one was injured.

Pentagon Force Protection Agency Director Steven E. Calvery on Wednesday said the FBI lab is examining all evidence from the scene. Investigators are studying bullet fragments and reviewing video footage from nearby buildings and roads.

Calvery said Pentagon authorities are heading the investigation, and working with the FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force and state and local authorities.

The incident came a little more than seven months after a man opened fire at a Pentagon entrance. Officers Jeffery Amos and Marvin L. Carraway Jr., suffered minor injuries in the March 4 shootout. The gunman, John P. Bedell, 36, was killed.

-- Maria Glod

By Washington Post Editors  | October 20, 2010; 11:21 AM ET
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How can someone shoot at the Pentagon and get away? I thought they had better security. Unbelievable.

Posted by: cipitio | October 20, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

The Marine Corps Museum was also shot at. What are the authorities doing besides "looking into it?" They need to ramp it up. DC has the Marine Corps Marathon coming up on Oct 31st. Thousands of people will be there. The authorities need to act quickly to insure the safety of these people. I am not comfortable with them not acting more seriously or faster. Hope this is all just nothing.

Posted by: gonzofam | October 20, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

"How can someone shoot at the Pentagon and get away? I thought they had better security. Unbelievable."

Believe it. Sniper rifles can be miles away. Just draw a three mile circle arount he Pentagon. Covers a lot of stuff.

Posted by: GaryEMasters | October 20, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I can bet anyone a million, it was a guy who has been stirred up by the repubs. and tea partiers who would be just the right stuff for a militia.

Posted by: Rayden1234 | October 20, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

see, this is the difference between a country lead by obama and a country lead by gw bush. it has been over 24 hours and no one was caught and nothing has happened. if this had happened while bush was president, we'd have invaded syria by now.

Posted by: joeboo1 | October 20, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

What type of bullets from what type of gun?

Hunting rifle, AK-47, FiveseveN?

Posted by: blasmaic | October 20, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

How can someone shoot at the Pentagon and get away? I thought they had better security. Unbelievable. Posted by: cipitio

Uh. 5 am. Big building next to busy roads with high MPH speed limits. Could have been a drive by. Could have been someone parked within sight.

Really not unbelievable. We live in a free society that happens to be heavily armed.

Posted by: delantero | October 20, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

How can someone shoot at the Pentagon and get away? I thought they had better security. Unbelievable. Posted by: cipitio
+++++++++++

Easy enough. Pull over on the shoulder of one of the numerous roads by the Pentagon (395,110, Washington Blvd.), lean out the window, fire six shots, then drive away.

This is sort of like asking how can someone fly a jet plane into the Pentagon.

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54 | October 20, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Way to go, Homeland Security! Chuck those shoes, granny! Bend over a little more, toots!

Posted by: phvr38 | October 20, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse


10 to 1 its some nut job Islamoid trying to get his Jihad on.

Posted by: nuke41 | October 21, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

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