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Female Soldier Fatally Shoots Self at Ft. Lee

FILE - The physical fitness track at the Ft. Lee Army base in Ft. Lee, Virginia. An 'active shooter' alert was issued and then rescinded on Monday at the base.
FILE - The physical fitness track at the Ft. Lee Army base in Ft. Lee, Virginia. An 'active shooter' alert was issued and then rescinded on Monday at the base.
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A U.S. soldier shot and killed herself Monday at an Army base in the southern state of Virginia, prompting a brief lockdown at the base.

Authorities say the soldier barricaded herself in a building at Fort Lee Army base and fatally shot herself in the head as police tried to negotiate with her.

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They say the soldier, who has not yet been identified, was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The base was put under lockdown for about an hour during the incident.

Fort Lee is in central Virginia, about 215 kilometers south of Washington, DC.

The base has a population of about 34,000 people, including service members from all branches of the military, their families, and government civilians and contractors.

 

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by: SA MUSA from: NIGERIA
August 26, 2014 1:17 AM
That gose to show that something terribly bad is happening at the military base and the soldiers are not giving fair hearing.It calls for a high level private investigation.

by: martin kent from: canada
August 25, 2014 8:15 PM
A freewheeling military in Canada and the U.S.A. is a problem. Military people are like everyone. They don't think traffic laws are real. Misdemeanors are considered as non-serious problems. The thing is, with a high level of misdemeanors, the lack of law abiding behaviour means crime and chaos. In Canada the head of the largest military base raped and killed for years until caught.
This recent case would have been helped by law abiding co-workers. Women need a law abiding workplace as well as law abiding neighbours. Without this they find problems which perplex them. Men have the same problem, only they will never admit it.

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