PICTURED: Police Officer Killed in Random Attack at Pentagon Was Iraq War Veteran

Federal authorities have identified the on-duty Pentagon police officer who was reportedly fatally stabbed on Tuesday in an ordeal that resulted in the building being placed on lockdown.

In a series of tweets, the FBI said Austin Lanz, 27, randomly killed Pentagon Force Protection Agency officer George Gonzalez, 37, at the Pentagon Transit Center in Arlington, Virginia. Lanz allegedly then used the mortally injured officer’s gun to shoot himself.

Politico reported that Lanz did not enter the building, which was placed on lockdown amid Tuesday’s incident. The FBI said a bystander suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Reports indicated that Gonzalez joined the Pentagon Force Protection in July 2018. The New York native received an Army Commendation Medal for his service in Iraq. Before working at the Pentagon, Gonzalez worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Transportation Security Administration.

Flags at the Pentagon Reservation were ordered to fly at half staff in Gonzalez’s honor.

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[Featured image: George Gonzalez/Pentagon Force Protection Agency ]