2 police officers shot at Pentagon entrance

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.

Pentagon Shooter Railed Against U.S. on Internet

Resentment of the U.S. government and suspicions over the 9/11 attacks have surfaced in writings by the Californian identified as the gunman who shot two Pentagon police officers before he was mortally wounded in a hail of return fire.
The shooter’s death was confirmed early Friday, hours after the Thursday evening assault, as authorities searched for a motive behind the brazen attack. The two officers, grazed by bullets, were treated in a hospital…

…Signs emerged that Bedell harbored ill feelings toward the government and the armed forces, and had questioned the circumstances behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

In an Internet posting, a user by the name JPatrickBedell wrote that he was “determined to see that justice is served” in the death of Marine Col. James Sabow, who was found dead in the backyard of his California home in 1991. The death was ruled a suicide but the case has long been the source of theories of a cover up.
The user named JPatrickBedell wrote the Sabow case was “a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions.”

That same posting railed against the government’s enforcement of marijuana laws and included links to the author’s 2006 court case in Orange County, Calif., for cultivating marijuana and resisting a police officer. Court records available online show the date of birth on the case mentioned by the user JPatrickBedell matches that of the John Patrick Bedell suspected in the shooting.

I guess it would not be PC of me to say POTHEAD? :eek:

Naw man it’s a med thing it’s good for you. :rolleyes:

This goes way beyod pot; this guy just abhors the government. I’ve never met a pothead like this.

Yeah I know but if a Christian would have done it…

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