All clear given at Fort Lee after Army base locks down over ‘active shooter’
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An all clear has been issued for Fort Lee, Virginia, after a report of an active shooter at the U.S. Army installation, the base said on its Facebook page on Monday.
The Fort Lee installation operations center issued the all clear at 9:50 a.m. EDT, about 20 minutes after it had announced an active shooter. “The law enforcement event is over,” the statement said.
An active shooter had been reported at the base’s Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters and the installation was put on lockdown, the base said in its earlier statement.
Fort Lee is about 100 miles (160 km) south of Washington.
(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Jim Loney and Mohammad Zargham)