Update: All Clear after Active shooter Report at Fort LeePosted: August 25, 2014
ALL CLEAR: U.S. Army’s Fort Lee no longer on lockdown after ‘active shooter incident’
(CNN/AP) — The “all clear” has been given at Fort Lee Army base in Virginia where an active shooter had been reported.
The installation was locked down, the post said, adding that the incident was reported at Building 5020 of the Combined Arms Support Command headquarters.
Fort Lee is near Petersburg, Virginia, about 30 miles south of Richmond and 135 miles south of Washington.
Retired Maj. Gen. James “Spider” Marks, a CNN military analyst, described the post as a “very active” one, with soldiers “routinely coming and going to get various types of training.”
In an active shooter situation, he said, everyone locks down in place to avoid becoming a target while letting authorities and military police respond.
Active shooter incident reported at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020. All personnel enact active shooter protocols immediately. Post on lockdown.
FORT LEE, Va. (AP) — An active shooter has been reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia.
Officials say the base has been put on lockdown and personnel there have been told to enact active shooter protocols.
The four-story building involved is the headquarters for the Army’s Combined Arms Support Command.
No other details were immediately available.
UPDATE: Report: All Clear Given After Active Shooting Scare at Fort Lee Army Base
The base is about 25 miles south of Richmond, Virginia, and about 130 miles from Washington. According to the military’s website, Fort Lee is the third-largest training site in the Army. Its daily population is about 34,000, with members from all branches, their families, civilians and contractors. The Army website also cites enormous growth and renovations at Fort Lee over the past decade as a result of realignment and closures of bases across the U.S.
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