[Ed. – The police still aren’t saying much about this. The shooter was described earlier as a male wearing a T-shirt with blood on it and a bandage on his arm. No race, hair, height, weight. Helpful.]
A police officer died Tuesday after shots were fired outside the Pentagon building, according to three law enforcement sources.
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, which oversees the security of the Pentagon, confirmed the officer’s death in a tweet late Tuesday, hours after reports first surfaced. …
The exact circumstances of the shooting incident are still unclear and Pentagon officials offered little clarity during a press briefing earlier Tuesday afternoon. Speaking to reporters, Pentagon Force Protection Agency Chief Woodrow Kusse repeatedly declined to provide substantive details about what occurred and would not confirm or deny reports that an officer had died, citing an ongoing investigation.
Two law enforcement sources previously told CNN that an officer had been shot during the incident. But later Tuesday, a defense official familiar with the initial reports said the officer was stabbed by an assailant and other officers responded rapidly and shot the suspect.