U.S. Army: ‘Active shooter’ at Fort Lee in Virginia; Update: All clear; Update: Suicide reported

http://twitter.com/#!/ArmyFortLee/status/503897428945543168

News just coming in over Twitter. Keep all the personnel, staff, and families at Fort Lee in your prayers.

http://twitter.com/#!/VirginiaNewser/status/503898660661239809
http://twitter.com/#!/Exit_149/status/503906743596773377

Twitchy will update as news develops.

Update: “All clear” already? Report is unverified.

http://twitter.com/#!/fox5newsdc/status/503905110947151873

Yup. All clear:

http://twitter.com/#!/Evanne8News/status/503908702899154944

Exit observation:

http://twitter.com/#!/ashtenthinks/status/503907473670307840

Update:

The “active shooter” was reportedly a soldier who took her own life. NBC News reports:

The woman locked herself inside a third floor office, throwing things around before putting the weapon to her head, said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, a commanding general at Fort Lee.

The woman, who has only been identified by her rank of Sgt. 1st Class, was flown to an area hospital. Monday afternoon U.S. military officials said she had died.

Lyons said the victim has been in the Army for 14 years; she had been at Fort Lee for three years. She also spent 15 months in Iraq in 2007.

This post has been edited with additional tweets updating the situation.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/25/u-s-army-active-shooter-at-fort-lee-in-virginia/

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