'Possible active shooter' situation at Alabama military post

Alabama base on lockdown after possible active shooter report

Alabama base on lockdown after possible active shooter report

Redstone Arsenal U.S. Army base in northern Alabama is on lockdown Tuesday morning because of a "possible active shooter", the base announced on Twitter. Redstone Arsenal spokesman Christopher Colster said that he was not sure what to say.

The base was placed on lockdown amid reports of a possible active shooter.

There was a training exercise going on in the building until Wednesday, but multiple announcements said the lockdown was not part of the training exercise, Fox reported.

Redstone Arsenal is located in Madison County, Ala., which is south of Huntsville near the Huntsville International Airport. Other areas of the base have had their lock downs restricted, but people are advised to keep movements limited.

He said there would be an investigation. "Honestly, if we have to overreact I'd rather overreact than underreact". The United States Materiel Command, the Army's Aviation and Missile Command, the Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center all operate within the post.

There was no word about whether the planned live shooter drill would take place tomorrow as scheduled, Alabama.com reported. Redstone Arsenal encompasses about 38,000 acres and includes approximately 11.7 million square feet of building space.

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"I believe we saw very clearly that the actions of our first-responders was spot-on", Holliday said.

David Kumbroch with WHNT tweeted Huntsville Hospital was on heightened alert because of this report, but they've not received any patients.

Officials are asking everyone to stay clear of the Redstone Arsenal Sparkman Complex.

Authorities were "still working on confirming the situation", Hanson said Tuesday afternoon. Jay wrote in a message to the AP.

The governor's office says Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is being updated about the situation, but her office couldn't provide any details.

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