Redstone Arsenal Army base cleared after lockdown over ‘possible active shooter’


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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A military base in Huntsville, Alabama, was put on lockdown after reports of an active shooter Tuesday. It has since been reopened, WHNT reported.

No one was hurt, and Army Contracting Command confirmed the Sparkman Center was clear of “potential active shooters.”

“This morning, a potential active shooter incident occurred at Redstone Arsenal, in the Sparkman Center,” the Army bases’ official Facebook page posted. ” The installation was in lock-down mode with all gates closed, and employees sheltered in place at their respective buildings.”

As of 12:30, the gates were reopened and employees told they could move about the post, but only as needed.

The only exception was near the Sparkman Center.

“This incident is under investigation. The safety and security of our workforce remains our top priority,” Redstone Arsenal posted.

According to WHNT, the base was supposed to have an active shooter training session this week, but authorities said the incident today was not a drill.

Redstone Arsenal is 60 square miles and has approximately 40,000 employees.

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