US military reports ‘barricade situation’ at base outside DC

Fort Belvoir. (The American army)

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) – A “barricade situation” drew FBI and other law enforcement officials to a U.S. Army base outside the nation’s capital on Sunday, according to Fort’s official Twitter account. Belvoir in northern Virginia.

The base tweeted shortly before 1 p.m. that its law enforcement officials, local police and FBI responded to “a barricade situation” on Sunday morning.

“The situation is ongoing, and we cannot comment further at this time,” the base tweeted.

He provided no further details except to say that some of the doors to the facility remained open.

WUSA9 reported that the situation is inside a house.

Fort Belvoir sits on approximately 8,800 acres of land along the Potomac River in Fairfax County and is located approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Washington.

The base is home to several Army command headquarters, Army Reserve and Army National Guard elements and nine Department of Defense agencies, according to a Department of Defense website that serves the military community. The facility has 2,154 married quarters and seven child and youth services facilities, according to Fort Belvoir’s 2022 Strategic Plan.


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