Redstone Arsenal leaders address Chattanooga shooting

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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT)– After a shooting in Chattanooga left 4 marines and the suspected shooter dead, FBI officials said at a news conference that the agency notified other military installations in area. It was those installations’ choice whether or not to go into lockdown.

We reached out to Redstone Arsenal to see how North Alabama’s post was affected by the events in Chattanooga.

Christopher Colster, Garrison Public Affairs Officer, told WHNT News 19 that Redstone leaders have been following the situation in Tennessee but “we don’t discuss specifics about our own security.”

He added, “When there is an incident anywhere in the world, we study what happened and how it could affect Redstone Arsenal and then incorporate any lessons learned into our own preparedness and planning.”

Friday, Garrison Commander Col. Bill Marks released this statement:

“We are all saddened by the tragic loss of our fellow service members that fell in yesterday’s events in Chattanooga. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and with those who were wounded.

We were alerted to the situation Thursday morning and monitored it throughout the day. Our security posture remains at Force Protection Condition Bravo as directed by US Northern Command. We have a great and active relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement officials and we regularly coordinate and share information as it pertains to the security of our area.”