Pentagon Police Officer Dies in Stabbing

Assailant killed by other officers.

The FBI is heading an investigation into an attack against a Pentagon police officer outside the metro entrance on Tuesday. A police officer died after he was stabbed several times in the neck. Earlier in the day, the Pentagon had been placed on lockdown after several gunshots were fired at the building. The exact details and sequence of events remain unclear.

The FBI Washington Field Office released a statement that said, “At this time, it would be premature to speculate on motive, and in order to protect the integrity of the investigation we cannot provide additional details at this time. There is no ongoing threat to the public.”

Senator Mark Warner of Virginia said in a public statement, “I’m incredibly saddened to learn about the passing of a Pentagon police officer, who was killed earlier this morning in a senseless act of violence outside the Pentagon. My heart goes out to the officer’s family and friends, as well as the entire Pentagon Police Force.” Warner chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the family and friends of the Pentagon police officer who was killed in the attack Tuesday morning.
  • For FBI investigators to determine the motive behind the attack and whether others might have been involved.
  • For the safety of all government employees, including the police officers who protect them.

Sources: CNBC, Fox News, Washington Post


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