REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – After reports of an active shooter Tuesday morning, Redstone Arsenal went into lockdown for several hours.
Possible active shooter on the Arsenal. Installation is locked down. Run hide fight.
— Redstone Arsenal (@TeamREDSTONE) June 27, 2017
Officials have now confirmed there was no active shooter event, and there are no casualties. The initial alert came from 911 calls that officials say did not result in them actually finding a shooter or evidence of shots fired.
Collecting information as quickly as we can.
We’ve converted this post to a liveblog, so you do not need to refresh. We’ll post updates in real time.
Employees in many parts of the Arsenal reporting to us that they are sheltering in place. Again, Team Redstone calling this a “possible active shooter.”
They emphasize Run, Hide, Fight — a prevalent active shooter response strategy.
All gates are locked down, we are told.
Latest alert from Marshall Space Flight Center: Advisory: MSFC and RSA are in a lockdown
status. All installation gates are closed until further notice. Employees are
to shelter in place.
Ambulances seen going through Redstone gates.
Advisory: Update: Active Shooter situation
still exist. MSFC/RSA still in lockdown status. Personnel shelter in place
until further notice.
Situation Megan Brantley is reporting on was NOT the initial emergency situation. Urgent call went out. Turns out to have been miscommunication.
Statement from City of Huntsville on
Redstone Arsenal Lockdown:
The City of Huntsville is
grateful the situation at Redstone is under control and the Arsenal gates have
reopened. Redstone responded swiftly to a reported danger and enacted security
measures to professionally handle what could have been a threat.
“I am proud of Huntsville police officers, HEMSI,
Fire & Rescue and our public safety network for their quick help in
assisting our Redstone partners,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “Our officers worked
hand in hand with Team Redstone to secure facilities and monitor gates. Strong
cooperation for a strong community.”
Police Chief Mark McMurray further noted that
Huntsville remains one of the safest communities in the country. “HPD is always
ready to respond and assist our Redstone community if needed.”
We’re going to set this live blog to archive. We expect many more developments in the days to come, but for now, we don’t expect any more updates from Arsenal officials this evening.