This is a breaking news story, and is probably just the action of a mentally unbalanced fellow, but after 9/11 when violence is directed at the Pentagon I do wonder about terrorism.
Updated, 7:50 p.m.
Chris Layman, a spokesman for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, said the suspect walked up to the main entrance of the Pentagon at 6:40 p.m. and opened fire. He hit two officers, both of whom have injuries that are not life-threatening. The officers fired back, and the suspect was hit. His injuries are more serious.
Layman declined to speculate on a motive.
UPDATED, 7:35 p.m.
Layman said the two people shot are Pentagon Force Protection Agency police officers. He was not certain of their condition. He said they have one person in custody.
8:25 p.m. Update: Metro reports that Pentagon Station and Pentagon Transit Center have both reopened. Officials determined that the suspicious packages were not dangerous, Metro said.
The Pentagon is reportedly on lockdown.