The event occurred on one of the bus platforms that provides access to the property and is used daily by thousands of people.
The Pentagon's Force Protection Agency clarified that the crime scene is active and asked people to stay away.
BREAKING NEWS: SHOOTING W/MULTIPLE PEOPLE SHOT W/OFFICER DOWN: Pentagon Metro Facility Arlington, V.A. Arlington PD and Pentagon Force Protection is on scene investigating a shooting that has left multiple individuals shot, including an officer. AVOID THIS AREA. https://t.co/eg1AyCfJ7b
According to the Associated Press, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were at the White House in a meeting with President Joe Biden at the time of the shooting.
A conference with Pentagon press secretary John Kirby is expected to be held later Tuesday afternoon to obtain more information about what occurred.