Pentagon: Fort Lee Shooter Hurt Only Herself


(UPDATED at 11:16 a.m. Eastern)

WASHINGTON -- A soldier at Fort Lee, Va., who prompted an active-shooter warning and caused the base to be locked down for about half an hour Monday morning wounded only herself in the incident, an Army official at the Pentagon said.

"There was one injury -- the shooter," Army spokeswoman Lt. Col. Alayne Conway said. "Early reports indicate the shooter turned the weapon on herself."

Conway did not have information on what sparked the incident or the severity of the soldier’s wounds.

A Twitter message at about 9:20 alerted base personnel of the incident.

"Active shooter incident reported at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020 All personnel enact active shooter protocols immediately. Post on lockdown."

Shortly before 10 a.m., public address systems at the base signaled the lockdown was over, and officials then conveyed the news in a Facebook post.

"An all clear has been issued by the Fort Lee installation operations center at 9:50 a.m. The law enforcement event is over," the post read.

The shooting occurred at the headquarters building of the Army's Combined Arms Support Command.

While the base has largely reopened, a base spokeswoman said, the headquarters building and a nearby gate remained under lockdown.

(UPDATED at 10:56 a.m. Eastern)

FORT LEE, Virginia (AP) -- A Pentagon spokeswoman says a shooter on a Virginia Army base did not wound anyone, but she is uncertain of the shooter's status.

The shooter was reported Monday morning at Fort Lee and the base locked down temporarily before an all clear was issued.

Pentagon spokeswoman Alayne Conway says the situation is under control.

The four-story building involved is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms Support Command.

No other details were available. Base personnel were told to enact "active shooter" protocols. The Department of Homeland Security uses the term to describe someone actively trying to kill people, usually in populated areas, with no pattern of choosing victims.

Fort Lee is 130 miles (200 kilometers) from Washington and 25 miles south of Richmond, the Virginia state capital.

The military says it's the Army's third-largest training site.

(UPDATED at 10:29 Eastern)

FORT LEE, Virginia (AP) -- All clear given at Fort Lee Army base in Virginia where active shooter had been reported.


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 building for the base and houses the Combined Arms Support Command.

No other details were immediately available.

The base is about 25 miles south of Richmond, Virginia, and about 130 miles from Washington.

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