Fort Lee Put On Lockdown
FORT LEE, Va. (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 this 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 25 miles south of Richmond and 130 miles from Washington. The military says it’s the Army’s third-largest training site.