Update: Officials Issue 'All Clear' at Fort Lee, Lift Lockdown
The lockdown at U.S. Army Fort Lee has been lifted and the all clear sounded following an active shooter incident this morning. Thefort�s official Facebook page confirmed the incident and said that all personnel should �enact active shooter protocols immediately� at approximately 9:23 a.m. local time. The lockdown was lifted about 30 minutes later at 9:50 a.m. and was also announced on the fort's Facebook page.
Early reports from Fort Lee said the incident took place at Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters, building 5020, where first responders responded to a report of a female soldier with a gun inside. Officials said that reports indicated the soldier turned the weapon on herself, firing one shot, and injuring herself. She was then transported to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and her condition was unknown as of 11 a.m., Fort Lee said in a Facebook post.
Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are on site�and investigating the incident. "Fort Lee officials take this incident very seriously and are fully cooperating with the investigation," a statement from officials said.
Fort Lee is a census-designated place in Prince George County, central Virginia, and is home to the Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, the U.S. Army Ordinance School, the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, and the U.S. Army Transportation School.
Daily population at the fort averages about 34,000 individuals and includes members from all branches of the military, their families, government civilians, and contractors, according toFort Lee�s Web site.
Security Management will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.