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  • 25 August 2014, 14:57

'All Clear' At Base After Report Of Shooter

The all clear has been given at Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia after a shooter was reported there.

The base had been put in lockdown amid reports of an "active shooter", with police cars rushing to the scene.

The Pentagon said the shooter was a female, she was injured and was the only casualty. 

The base is about 25 miles (40km) south of Richmond and 100 miles (160km) south of Washington.

The four-storey building involved in the incident is the headquarters building for the base.

It houses the Combined Arms Support Command.

According to the military's website, Fort Lee is the third-largest training site in the Army, with a daily population of about 34,000, including members from all branches, their families, civilians and contractors. 

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