Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Police Foil Pentagon Security Breach (Video)



WASHINGTON (AP)

An unidentified man tried to push his way past Pentagon security Wednesday and was wrestled to the ground by police and arrested, officials said.

The man tried to get into the huge military headquarters near the building entrance
that fronts on Washington's subway system and a number of bus routes. But it was unclear how he got to the Pentagon.

"Pentagon police wrestled him to the ground ... he is under arrest," said department spokeswoman Cheryl Irwin.

She said it was unclear whether the man was armed. Building police — members of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency — drew their weapons but no shots were fired, she said of the attempted security breach that happened at about 1:15 p.m. EDT.

The man's identity and other details were not immediately available.

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