Lock­down lifted at mil­i­tary post; no injuries re­ported

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HUNTSVILLE | Au­thor­i­ties locked down an Alabama mil­i­tary post on Tues­day amid re­ports of pos­si­ble ac­tive shooter, and work­ers were ad­vised to “run hide fight.”

About two hours later, the all-clear was given and of­fi­cials said there were

no con­firmed injuries or ar­rests.

A safety drill was planned for Wed­nes­day, but Red­stone Arse­nal spokesman Christo­pher Col­ster said he wasn’t sure “at this point what hap­pened” at the base near Huntsville. He said a “me­thod­i­cal in­ves­ti­ga­tion” was un­der­way.

More than 30,000 gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees, civil­ians and con­trac­tors work daily at Red­stone. It is home to Army mis­sile de­fense pro­grams and other mil­i­tary of­fices.

NASA’s Mar­shall Space Flight Cen­ter, which over­sees rocket propul­sion op­er­a­tions, also is lo­cated at Red­stone.

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