Lockdown Lifted After Active Shooter False Alarm at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville
A lockdown was in place at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama due to an emergency situation that was thought to include an active shooter situation.
UPDATE: A press conference was held in Huntsville this afternoon to update the situation and officials confirmed that there was no active shooter. The alert turned out to be a false alarm.
— Maggie Dinizio (@MaggieWZDX) June 27, 2017
Redstone Arsenal commander: No shooter/no injuries — 2 911 calls came from building of shots fired and a weapon, determined 'not credible'
— Corey Dickstein (@CDicksteinDC) June 27, 2017
EARLIER: We are awaiting further details on the incident, which hasn’t been confirmed or denied hours after the initial report, but Redstone Arsenal did share this update on Facebook.
The first official word from the military post came via Twitter when they issued a ‘run, hide, fight’ warning.
Possible active shooter on the Arsenal. Installation is locked down. Run hide fight.
— Redstone Arsenal (@TeamREDSTONE) June 27, 2017
According to AL.com, an email went out to employees minutes later that read:
“This is a real world event, which is not part of the exercise. The facility is under lockdown and all gates are closed. More to follow.
“This is NOT AN EXERCISE.”
An investigation is still ongoing and a press conference is expected this afternoon, but it has been confirmed that no casualties or injuries resulted from this situation.
@TeamREDSTONE – Sparkman Center is reopened, clear of potential active shooters. No injuries or casualities. Press conf. @ 3:15 @ Gate 9.
— Army Contracting (@ArmyContracting) June 27, 2017