FORT LEE, VA (WWBT) -Fort Lee officials have given the all clear at Fort Lee after reports of an active shooter on the post.
The incident was reported at the CASCOM HQ, building 5020, according to Fort Lee. Officials called the incident a 'police emergency' and asking everyone to stay indoors. The installation was locked down and all personnel were asked to enact active shooter protocols.
At this point there are few details of the initial report or of why the all clear was issued. Officials are now telling the community to resume normal activities.
The most recent account of an active shooter on a U.S. military base was at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, VA. Jeffery Savage allegedly shot a military police officer after boarding a naval ship. He was killed by a security officer.
In September of 2013, Aaron Alexis, a naval contractor shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. Alexis was killed by police.
The deadliest on-base active shooting incident was in 2009 when Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, shot and killed 13 people and wounded many others. In 2013, he was convicted on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder.
The incident comes as the post was preparing to rollout Fort Lee Alert, a new system to notify the community in the event of an emergency.
The system would be part of the Army's Emergency Management Modernization Program and would speed notification in times of crisis.