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By Kate Sheehy

More details are emerging about the gunman who opened fire outside the Pentagon's Metro entrance Thursday evening, injuring two police officers.

The chief of the Pentagon police says 36-year-old John Patrick Bedell was well armed with two 9 millimeter semiautomatic weapons and several magazines of ammunition.

Chief Richard Keevill says authorities also found more ammunition in Bedell's car, that was found later in a Washington area parking garage. He died overnight from head wounds received in the exchange with police.

The two officers injured have been released from the hospital and are on administrative leave.

Keevill says they have found no immediate connection to domestic or foreign terrorism, but do not know Bedell's motive. He says it appeared Bedell acted alone and spent the last several weeks driving from California.

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