Fort Lee: Female Soldier Turned Gun On Herself During Active Shooter Situation


Officials at the U.S. Army base in Fort Lee, Va. gave the all-clear Monday morning after a female soldier injured herself during an active shooter incident there.

In a post on its Facebook page, Fort Lee said early reports indicate the shooter was a female soldier who turned a gun on herself. The soldier was transported to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, but her condition was unknown. The Army base said it was investigating the incident.

The installation had been locked down after an incident was reported around 9 a.m. ET at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) headquarters, building 5020.

The all-clear was later issued at around 9:50 a.m. ET.

The army base had been preparing to roll out a a new emergency notification system called Fort Lee Alert in the coming weeks, an operations specialist recently told the Fort Lee Traveler.

This post has been updated.


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