By Washington Post Editors - October 20, 2010 - 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.
via Crime Scene - 6 shots hit Pentagon Tuesday.
Has war come to American soil? If so, this story won't have legs because of the whole "We have to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here" argument. It could also be some angry conservative American who is ready to kill over the new Pentagon policy to let gay people into the military.
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The Pentagon has instructed military recruiters that they should allow openly gay and lesbian people to sign up for military service, with the caveat that applicants must be told that the current injunction barring enforcement of the military's openly gay personnel ban, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" or DADT, could be overturned at any time and that the DADT policy could once again be enforced.