UPDATE: Fort Lee Soldier Takes Her Own Life at Army Post

2014-08-25_0959A soldier took her own life at Fort Lee Monday morning, prompting a lockdown for a portion of the morning, U.S. military and law enforcement officials told NBC News.

Fort Lee officials say the incident was reported at Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, building 5020. The woman entered the building “brandishing a gun,” which she reportedly turned on herself.

Military officials say the woman was an active-duty soldier.

No other information has been released.

According to WWBT, the incident comes as the post was preparing to release a new emergency notification system.

The last shooting on a military installation was reported in April, when an Iraq War veteran killed three people and injured 16 others at Fort Hood, Texas, before shooting himself. The shooter was identified was Ivan A. Lopez, 34.

Just weeks before this incident, a sailor was fatally shot at Naval Station Norfolk shortly before security forces killed a male suspect aboard the guided-missile destroyer.

Last year, 12 people died when a government contractor began shooting inside the Navy Yard complex in Washington, D.C. Another four were injured. The gunman, a former Navy reservist identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, was killed by officers…(read more)

NBC4 Washington


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