When the first shots are fired on Sept. 11, 2001, the Pentagon received a 911 call from a resident in California.
“We are being followed,” the caller said.
The caller said his home had been broken into and the suspects were in his backyard.
“I just want to tell you that we are under attack, and if you see anything suspicious, come and get me,” the woman told 911 dispatchers.
Two minutes later, another 911 call was placed to the same address.
“Are you there?
I need your help,” the first caller said as the caller asked if he could speak to a female police officer.
The dispatcher replied that she could, and that the police were at the scene of the crime scene.
The next two minutes were a frantic call.
The call to 911 was answered by a woman who identified herself as an Air Force pilot.
“You know what I heard last night, I was at the gate, I heard the blast, I don’t know what to say,” the female pilot said.
“There was a large explosion, and then we saw smoke coming out of the building.”
At first, the female police operator tried to explain that there had been a shooting at the Pentagon.
“They say that a bomb was dropped on the Pentagon,” she said.
A few minutes later she said a bomb had been planted in the Pentagon by a former employee of the Defense Department.
The woman said the military was aware of the situation.
“The government is aware of this situation and has been briefed on it,” the officer said.
As the call ended, the caller indicated that the person responsible for the bombing at the Washington Monument was still at large.
“How many more times do I have to tell people?
You have to hear this,” the police operator told the caller.
Police later determined that the bomb had caused no casualties, but that the caller was still on the phone with them.
“That was the first time I really heard them say ‘I heard something’,” the caller told CBC News.
The two calls to 911 were followed by several more calls to the emergency line from the same woman.
“What happened last night was we had a man who had just been in the building and we thought it was a bomb, but then we heard something.
I was like, ‘What is it?’ and he was like ‘I don’t really know,'” the woman said.
It was only a matter of minutes before the caller stopped responding.
“Oh, my God,” the dispatcher told her.
The military responded quickly.
At the Pentagon, officers rushed to the scene.
“My first reaction was, ‘Holy shit!,'” one of the women who answered the call said.
Two officers then pulled up to the house, and the woman was asked to show them the damage.
The officer told her to leave the house.
The man then came out of a bathroom and tried to enter the house through the front door.
The officers followed the man into the house and ordered him to get out.
The other officers then fired tear gas into the home and knocked down the front doors of the house in an attempt to get the man out.
“Then they started shooting tear gas,” the military said in a statement at the time.
One officer fired his gun several times, striking a man in the back of the head.
A second officer shot a woman in the hand.
Officers then shot a man as he ran toward the front of the home, but he was not hit.
“This individual was shot in the head and was transported to a local hospital,” the statement said.
Three minutes after the initial 911 call, the first call to the military emergency line came in.
“It’s a bomb and we have to get rid of it,” a woman on the line told the military dispatcher.
“And we don’t have time to do that.”
A bomb squad is then called in, which dispatcher said was a good idea.
“If it was something else, then I would have done it differently,” the dispatchie said.
But when the military officer returned to the line to confirm the damage, the woman continued to refuse to move her front door down.
“Please, just come in,” she begged.
“Because it’s a real bomb.”
The woman eventually moved her door to the side.
“Is this an emergency?” the woman asked.
“Yeah,” the operator responded.
“Do you know what’s in the house?” the dispatcher asked.
The operator answered that she didn’t know.
The 911 operator then asked the woman, “What is the name of the person that’s got you on the way?”
“The person who’s been calling the police?” the operator replied.
“He’s got a bomb,” the 911 operator said.
Seconds later, a woman appeared on the video.
“Can I please go into your house?” she asked the operator