Va.'s Fort Lee Issues All-Clear After Shooter Reported

Female soldier reportedly attempted suicide; condition unknown
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2014 8:48 AM CDT
Updated Aug 25, 2014 10:50 AM CDT
Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, outgoing Fort Lee and Combined Arms Support Command general, speaks during a change of command ceremony Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Fort Lee, Va.   (AP Photo/The Progress-Index, Patrick Kane)

(Newser) – Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia was on lockdown after an active shooter was reported at the base this morning, the AP reports, but officials have now issued an all-clear. "The law enforcement event is over," reads the latest Facebook post. The initial post said that "an active shooter incident has been reported on Fort Lee at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020," asking all personnel to "enact active shooter protocols immediately." The shooter was a female soldier who turned the gun on herself and fired a lone shot, reports Reuters; her condition isn't currently known.

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