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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Breaking: Two soldiers shot at Navy base in Tennessee -- recruiter in custody
Verne Strickland / Blogmaster / Oct. 24, 2013
Incident comes less that a month after Aaron Alexis killed 12 in a rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington.
Two soldiers have been shot and one suspect following a rampage at a Navy base in Millington, Tenn., according to multiple reports.
The U.S. Navy tweeted the following:
#BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm shooting on Navy property; Naval Support Activity Midsouth in #Millington on lock-down.
Moments later, the Navy again tweeted: #USNavy confirms #Millington suspect in custody. 2 Soldiers injured - not life threatening.
The base remains on lockdown as a precaution, Navy officials said.
The Associated Press reported that a Navy recruiter who had been relieved of duty was quickly taken into custody following the shooting.
Support Activity Mid-South has more than 7,500 military, civilian and
contract personnel working on the base, according to the facility’s
The facility is home to human
resources operations and serves as headquarters to the Navy Personnel
Command, Navy Recruiting Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis Center and
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center, the AP reported.
The incident comes less that a month after Aaron Alexis killed 12 in a rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington.