Pentagon increases security measures following March shooting incident

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Washington, Apr.2 (ANI): Pentagon officials announced new security measures that include more random screening of visitors and Defense Department workers, a wider security perimeter and more lighting around the building's main entrance, after a shooting incident there last month that left the gunman dead and two police officers injured.

According to the Washington Post, the changes will be most noticeable at the busy southeast side of the building near the Metro station, according to the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, which has installed more lighting and positioned police officers closer to the station's escalators.

PFPA Director Steven E. Calvery said: "I think it sends a message to everyone what you can and can't do here."

About 23,000 Defense Department employees and contractors work at the Pentagon, which receives more than 1,000 visitors a day, according to PFPA. (ANI)

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