Fort Lee Soldier Dead in Apparent Suicide After "Active Shooter" Alert

A Fort Lee soldier who caused an "active shooter" alert at the Virginia base this morning has died after reportedly shooting herself while barricaded in an office. The Associated Press reports that the soldier "went on a rampage" in an office and shot herself. No other injuries have been reported.

Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons told the AP, "This situation could've been worse. We are sad for our soldier in arms that she faced those kinds of challenges she had to resort to those kinds of actions." The soldier's name has not yet been released. She was a sergeant 1st class who served for 14 years, including three at Fort Lee. Lyons noted that the gun she used was not a "service weapon."

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