FBI Opens Investigation into Pentagon, Marine Site Shootings

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2010 — FBI offi­cials today announced they are open­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion into three recent shoot­ings in North­ern Vir­ginia tar­get­ing the Pen­ta­gon and two Marine Corps sites.

Inves­ti­ga­tors have con­firmed that shots fired at the Nation­al Muse­um of the Marine Corps in Tri­an­gle, Va., on Oct. 17, and those fired at the Pen­ta­gon in Arling­ton, Va., on Oct. 19 involved a sin­gle weapon, offi­cials said in a news release. Both shoot­ings hap­pened in predawn hours. 

Bal­lis­tics tests are under­way for a sim­i­lar overnight shoot­ing that occurred today or yes­ter­day at the Marine Corps Recruit­ing Sta­tion in Chan­til­ly, Va., they said. 

FBI offi­cials declined to name a poten­tial weapon or the cal­iber of ammu­ni­tion pend­ing the investigation. 

The FBI’s Wash­ing­ton Field Office Joint Task Force is han­dling the inves­ti­ga­tion. It includes the Pen­ta­gon Force Pro­tec­tion Agency, as well as coun­ty police depart­ments from which the shoot­ings occurred. 

Any­one who may have seen a sus­pi­cious vehi­cle or per­son relat­ed to the shoot­ings are asked to con­tact Crime Solvers at 1–866-411-TIPS/8477 or text “TIP187” plus your mes­sage to CRIMES/274637.

U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs) 

Face­book and/or on Twit­ter

Team GlobDef

Seit 2001 ist GlobalDefence.net im Internet unterwegs, um mit eigenen Analysen, interessanten Kooperationen und umfassenden Informationen für einen spannenden Überblick der Weltlage zu sorgen. GlobalDefence.net war dabei die erste deutschsprachige Internetseite, die mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheitspolitik außerhalb von Hochschulen oder Instituten aufgetreten ist.

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →