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Fort Lee Active Shooter Warning Given as Soldier Wounds Herself

By    |   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 12:21 PM

An active shooter warning was triggered at Fort Lee Army Base in Virginia after a female soldier was injured when she "turned a weapon on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself." 

An all clear was given before 10 a.m. at Fort Lee Combined Arms Support Command, just south of Richmond, Virginia.

Sarah Gauvin, of the command's headquarters, issued a statement indicating the injured female soldier was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center where her condition is unknown, according to The Wire.com.

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The first Twitter warning post came shortly after 9:30 a.m., ordering personnel to "enact active shooter protocols."


USA Today reported the lockdown came four days after the U.S. Army publicized plans to install a new mass warning and emergency notification system, to be put in possibly in a month. According to the Fort Lee Traveller, the new Fort Lee Alert will allow the installation greater ability to send out information quicker in case of an emergency.

"From acts of terrorism and violence against U.S. personnel to extreme weather, chemical or biological hazards, today's full spectrum of threats necessitate a comprehensive mass notification capability that can quickly and effectively provide information to as many people and in the shortest time possible," according to James Livingston, an operations specialist in the Force Protection Branch, Directorate of Plans Training, Mobilization and Security. "We're very excited about this new addition to the Fort Lee mass notification network."

The Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, better known as CASCOM, is a training and education center located on the base, noted USA Today.

Fort Lee is the Army's third-largest training site in the country, averaging 34,000 people with as many as 70,000 soldiers passing through the facility each year, according to its website.

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