A Pentagon police officer was killed outside the Pentagon on Tuesday morning.
The Pentagon later confirmed the officer’s death without providing details on the cause of death, but anonymous officials who spoke with The Associated Press said the officer was fatally stabbed. At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Pentagon Police Chief Woodrow Kusse said only that a Pentagon police officer “was attacked” on the metro platform, and an exchange of gunfire followed. Kusse confirmed “several injuries resulted from the incident,” but refused to confirm or deny additional details.
The Pentagon released a statement on behalf of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency Tuesday evening officially confirming the officer’s death. “Pentagon Force Protection Agency mourns the tragic loss of a Pentagon Police Officer, killed during this morning’s incident at the Pentagon bus platform. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Officer’s family,” the statement said.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also released a statement, saying, “On behalf of everyone working at the Pentagon, and across the Department of Defense, I extend my deepest sympathies to the family, loved ones and colleagues of the Pentagon Force Protection Officer who died as a result of injuries he received this morning.”
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