Soldier who shot herself sparked Fort Lee Army base lockdown

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FORT LEE, Va. (CNN/AP) -- A soldier with a gun who caused a lockdown on Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia shot and wounded herself, the Army installation said in a statement after the all clear was given.

The soldier's condition was not immediately known.

The base was placed on lockdown about 9:30 a.m. over reports of an active shooter, according to Fort Lee's verified Twitter account. Personnel there were told to enact active shooter protocols.

The lockdown was partially lifted, then limited to one building and main gate, WTVR reports. Within 30 minutes, an intercom system gave the "all clear."

Retired Maj. Gen. James "Spider" Marks, a CNN military analyst, described the post as a "very active" one, with soldiers "routinely coming and going to get various types of training."

In an active shooter situation, he said, everyone locks down in place to avoid becoming a target while letting authorities and military police respond.

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