Fort Knox on Lockdown, Shots Fired. Old Reports America's Gold has been StolenSubmitted by Michaelwiseguy on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 19:46
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Fort Knox Shooting has Army Post on Lockdown
Ft. Knox Lifts Lockdown After Shooting
"LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Ft. Knox spokesman says the post lifted its lockdown just after 7 p.m., in the midst of a shooting investigation on post.
There was no word on casualties as of 7:25 p.m.; however, the shooting took place late Wednesday afternoon in the vicinity of Human Resources Command, which employs roughly 3,800 people."
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Civilian Hospitalized After Shooting at Fort Knox
"A civilian was flown by helicopter to a hospital, but there was no immediate word on the victim's condition, a military official told NBC News.
The shooting occurred shortly after 5 p.m. ET near the Army's Human Resource Command, which is headquartered at Fort Knox. The base was placed on full lockdown, but it was lifted early Wednesday evening, the official said.
The military base, which sprawls over 170 miles in three counties about 30 miles south of Louisville, Ky., is separate from but adjacent to the famous federal gold depository."
Fort Knox Put On Lockdown After Shooting
"FORT KNOX, Ky. — An Army civilian employee was shot and killed in a parking lot at Kentucky's Fort Knox on Wednesday, and investigators were seeking to question a man in connection with the shooting, authorities said
Army officials said in a news release late Wednesday that the victim was an employee of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, which handles personnel actions for soldiers. The shooting occurred in a lot outside the command. The victim was transported to the Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence," said Chris Grey, spokesman for the independent Army investigative agency.
The identity of the victim was being withheld pending notification of family.
Police were seeking to speak with a person of interest in the case. The news release identified him as a 5-foot, 9-inch black man who is American and is believed to be using a black Yamaha motorcycle for transportation."
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