Lockdown lifted at Alabama military post after possible active shooter

Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama (WXDZ)
Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama (WXDZ)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP/WXDZ) — Alabama military post lifted its lockdown after reports of a possible active shooter Tuesday morning.

According to KXAN’s sister station in Huntsville, the situation happened at the Redstone Arsenal by Marshall Space Flight Center Emergency Management. The activity was reported to be at the RSA Sparkman Center.

At 10:33 a.m., MSFC EM announced that MSFC and RSA were in a lockdown status.

About two hours into the incident, Redstone Arsenal spokesman Christopher Colster told reporters that he had heard of no casualties or arrests. He didn’t say anything about the lockdown being lifted, but gates were opened and workers and authorities were leaving the base near Huntsville.

Around 1:10 p.m. the lockdown was lifted with nothing found.

NBC News reports an active shooter drill was planned for Wednesday, however, officials say the current situation is not part of the drill.

Possible active shooter reported at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama on June 27, 2017 (NBC News)
Possible active shooter reported at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama on June 27, 2017 (NBC News)

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