Fort Lee army base locked down after female soldier shoots self

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fort leeFORT LEE, Va. — (CNN) — Authorities declared all-clear Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia after a lockdown because a female solider shot herself, base officials said.

The post website reported an “active shooter incident” inside the Combined Arms Support Command Headquarters (Bldg. 5020) at 9 a.m. When first responders arrived, they found a female soldier with a gun, WTVR reported.

The soldier reportedly turned the weapon on herself and fired one shot.

VCU Medical Center staffers confirmed that one patient from the Army post had arrived at the Richmond hospital. There has been no word on the soldier’s condition.

“Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are on scene and investigating the incident,” read a post on Fort Lee’s Facebook page.

Fort Lee is near Petersburg, Virginia, about 30 miles south of Richmond and 135 miles south of Washington.