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Shooter at Fort Lee, Va., injured self, not others

FORT LEE, Va. – A soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office, then shot herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, a commanding general at a Virginia Army base said.

Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons said the soldier went on a rampage in the office, throwing objects.

Fort Lee temporarily went on lockdown while she was barricaded on the third floor of the four-story building, which is headquarters for the Army’s Combined Arms Support Command. Lyons said about 1,100 people were inside the building.

The Army did not identify the soldier or give her condition. She was taken to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.

Lyons said she’s a sergeant 1st class who’s been in the Army for 14 years and at Fort Lee for three. He said her gun wasn’t a service weapon.

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