Two police officers were injured by a gunman firing shots outside the Pentagon tonight and a suspect is in custody, a police spokesman said.
An aerial view of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. s seen in this Sept. 2003 file photo. There were reports of two police officers were shot outside the Pentagon Metro station on Thursday, March 4, 2009.
(Andy Dunaway/USAF via Getty Images)The officers' injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
The suspect was injured when police returned fire, according to a Defense Department statement. The extent of the suspect's injuries were not immediately clear.
All three were taken to George Washington Hospital in Washington, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The shooting occurred around 6:35 p.m. at the entrance to the Pentagon Metro Station, which is just outside the Pentagon's main entrance.