Military post tweets it's on lockdown, possible shooter

Military post tweets it's on lockdown, possible shooter

Military post tweets it's on lockdown, possible shooter

"More headed this way from Birmingham" only to follow that a few seconds later with another Tweet that reads "Worth nothing Federal Bureau of Investigation has large, permanent presence on Redstone Arsenal".

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - A possible active shooter forced Redstone Arsenal, a U.S. Army Post, to go into lockdown Tuesday morning.

The governor's office says Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is being updated about a lockdown by an official at Redstone Arsenal, but the official couldn't provide any details.

Amy Jay, whose husband was working at the Sparkman Center, said he was told the situation was over through an announcement over the building's public address system. Colster also said that all gates are locked down, as they have 'prepared for this for years'.

Redstone Arsenal spokesman Christopher Colster said the installation near Huntsville was in the process of readying for an active shooter drill that was to end Wednesday when the alert was sounded.

The "potential active shooter incident" was in the Sparkman Center building, Redstone said in a Facebook statement. The massive installation hosts several military and civilian organizations, including the Army Aviation and Missile Command and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

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The congressman for Alabama's Fifth District, Mo Brooks, said he was monitoring the situation. Employees told to shelter.

Civilian rocket research was moved to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in 1960.

A military installation in Alabama says in a tweet it is on lockdown amid reports of a possible active shooter. "I will continue to closely monitor and pray for a peaceful and quick resolution", she said.

The activity took place near the Sparkman Center, the headquarters for the Army's Aviation and Missile Command on the Arsenal.

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