Skip to comments.Fox News: Pentagon on Lockdown; Shooting at Pentagon Metro Station
Posted on 03/04/2010 4:17:20 PM PST by kristinn
Nothing on the wires yet. No more news given than what I put in the headline.
I thought I heard him say that, too.
Says gunman is American citizen as far as he knows. Won't describe gunman.
It’s very hard to hear the questions- that’s why I asked...did I HEAR that right? I thought I heard that..
But I’ll tell you- it’s pretty damn strange to just walk up to a couple of Pentagon officials and start shooting without saying a WORD.
That's still a popular gift. :)
Escaped/retired 22 Jun 09.
Ok- it was a woman reporter, right?
I am stuck watching BOR (someone dear has control of TV)
Has the ethnicity of the shooter been raised? :)
Middle Eastern? Black? White?
Chief "can't answer" how many shots were fired. Says there was a likely a third officer involved. Says Pentagon police use a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic. Says gunman did not get inside Pentagon.
Jeez, the exchange happened so fast and I was straining to hear - I honestly don’t recall if it was male or female.
It IS very strange just to walk up to two policemen and start shooting.
Call me crazy, but I’m getting a whiff of Islam.
(Now the chief says it is inappropriate to describe how the assailant was dressed? Weird...)
The PIO is a non-nonsense kind of guy...not answering much. He won’t describe the suspect- except that he’s male. He was trying to gain entry to the Pentagon.
It’s dreadful to have to listen to Sanchez report this.
Another questions was asked: Did the shooter have on body-armor? The PIO officer said he didn’t want to answer that right now...
Rick Sanchez on CNN summing up press conference. Says the shooter was trying to gain entrance to the Pentagon, not the Metro. Notes the chief would not answer question of whether the shooter was wearing body armor.
Wouldn't describe his ethnicity. He said he believed the shooter was an American citizen. He wouldn't answer a question about whether the shooter was wearing body armor - kind of strange he wouldn't answer the question and that it was asked in the first place.
So we now can surmise it's not a white guy...
kristinn- did you hear what Dinah and I thought we heard? At one point I heard a female reporter ask “Was he muslim”...PIO said he didn’t want to answer that right now...
I think you're right. ROP probably!
It would be hard to disagree with you, at this point.
The communist creed:
From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed:
From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
-Joe Stack (1956-2010)
['See text of the note'[manifesto] (CNN PDF file)]
It would be hard to disagree with you, at this point.
Didn't the five that are under arrest in Pakistan come from the D.C. area? Could be an epidemic.
Thanks for that info, kristinn. Most of us are only familiar with the above-ground part of the Pentagon.
I didn’t catch the question. But even if that wasn’t asked it was the one on everyone’s minds.
Yeah, something’s not quite right.
OMG - I don’t think I can take listening to Larry...
Haha - Charlie Rangel is a no show on Larry’s show!
If he was white, they would have said so.
That’s a strange answer: “believes he’s an American citizen.”
If he was a Tea Partier he would have said so!
I still think you’re terrific. ;)
(I get threads pulled all the time. Semantics? My Aunt Fanny, LOL!)
“Three people shot outside Pentagon Metro station”
March 4, 2010 - 8:58pm
SNIPPET: “The shooting involved two Pentagon Force Protection Agency police officers. Arlington Country Fire and Rescue says the three people, including the suspect, have been transported to a local hospital.”
SNIPPET: “Keevil says the suspect calmly approached the Pentagon entrance, reached in his coat pocket, pulled out a handgun and started shooting. Police believed the shooter was reaching for Pentagon pass.”
SNIPPET: “The Pentagon Metro station has since reopened. The south entrance to the station is still closed, but trains have resumed service.”
Well, if the shooter was wearing body armor, it wasn’t all that effective, unless he was shot in the head.
I mean, reportedly, he’s in serious condition, right?
Shaping up to be another American muslim from one of the branches...?
Of course- it’s nearly always the first question we ask.
I know we’ll find out soon enough- just really curious if my hearing needs testing:)
Thanks for the thread!
So you think Joe Stack could be involved in this?
That one active mosque is nearby, right?
Maybe he was wearing a uniform (again).
The Mods are anti-semantic...
Very good point.
Just saying it could be a radical left nutcase like Stack or Amy Bishop.
That’s a large, busy station and this happened during rush hour.. there has to be one person that witnessed the event willing to offer a description to the media or post it online somewhere.
You’re welcome. In a more civilized era in the not too distant past, there was a shopping mall located inside the Pentagon. I never shopped there but I heard it was nice.
But- the training is- two to the chest- one to the head...then just keep shooting. SO- IF he’s wearing armor- it could have been a head shot that hit him seriously.
Falls Church or something? I remember us discovering a shocking amount of islam in VA during the DC Sniper days.
I did the electrical design at the Pentagon MEF
Could those reporters at least inform us with the shooter's hairstyle or fashion? Anything????? Why can't they do their job, be honest and stop the covering up. Whose side are they on anyway? We have the right to know what type of creep shot.
It is. How would he even know - unless of course they've ID him.
The body armor is just strange because the question came from no where, plus the guy's reluctance to answer it. If he was shot in the head, it explains why he's in worse shape.
There still a shopping area in the Pentagon, just inside the Metro entrance. Jewelry store, a Best Buy storefront, candy, flowers, optometrist, dentist, several banks, etc.
The body armor is something hospital staff would be the first to know, well, ambulance techs.
They would also note an Allah pendant.
I mean, reportedly, hes in serious condition, right?
If my DH was there the perp would be DEAD. DH shoots to kill. During his last qualifying round he shot 49 bulls-eyes out of 50. The 50th shot was only about a 1/2 inch from the bulls-eye. He was upset with himself that he missed that last shot, but his chem gear fogged up, so he decided to just fire the last shot anyway.
That was more a blood feud (and with some just cause) than a jihadi IMO. His dad was killed by the Ruskies after the CIA left him out to dry.