WASHINGTON — Authorities searched Tuesday for a gunman who fired shots at the Pentagon in the early morning, possibly using a high-powered rifle. No one was injured.
The shots were fired shortly before 5 a.m., shattering, but not penetrating, windows on the third and fourth floors, officials said. They also said the walls of the building may have been struck.
"Right now, we are considering this a random event," said Pentagon Force Protection Agency Director Steven Calvery. "We can only process what we have."
Federal and local authorities spent the morning searching for evidence, closing the adjacent Interstate 395 for a brief time and combing through grassy areas. The FBI also was examining bullet fragments lodged in the windows.
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Chimpanzee gets loose in KC neighborhood
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —A 300-pound chimpanzee that broke free from its chains was captured after briefly wandering around a Kansas City neighborhood and smashing the window of a police car.
Police Capt. Rich Lockhart told the Kansas City Star the department got a call about noon Tuesday that a primate was on the loose a few miles from the Kansas City Zoo.
Lockhart said the ape was a pet that escaped. Lockhart said efforts to shoot the animal, named Sueko, with a tranquilizer dart failed.
The chimp climbed on a patrol car and struck the passenger-side window with its fist before running off.
Its owner was eventually able to coax it into a cage. Lockhart said the owner has been cited for having a dangerous animal within city limits.