Virginia Army Post Lock Down Lifted

FORT LEE, Va. (August 25, 2014) The Army put Fort Lee on lock down Monday morning, with a report of an active shooter.

Officials say the soldier had a gun inside a four-story building that is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms Support Command.

The Army says early reports indicated that a female soldier turned a gun on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself, on a central Virginia base.

Pentagon spokeswoman Alayne Conway says the shooter did not wound anyone else.

A news release issued later by Fort Lee PIO said: Fort Lee has given the all clear following an incident at Fort Lee earlier this morning.

Fort Lee first responders responded to a report of a female Soldier with a gun inside the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, Bldg. 5020 at approximately 9 a.m. today.

Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are on scene and investigating the incident.

Fort Lee officials take this incident very seriously and are fully cooperating with the investigation.

No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.

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.


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