Drill sparks confusion, incorrect active shooter lockdown on Fort Gordon

Courtesy: Fort Gordon post staff.

Fort Gordon, GA (MEDIA GENERAL) — Fort Gordon officials issued a press release about an active shooter situation that caused community and national confusion Thursday morning.

According to the release, a scheduled All Hazards Force Protection Exercise was planned for today on the post.  During the exercise, someone from the training location reacted to active shooter training drill and called the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office via 911.

The release goes on to read, “Because Fort Gordon officials were unable to definitively determine whether or not the 911 call was associated with the exercise, Fort Gordon officials took the report as a legitimate threat, cancelled the exercise and put the installation on lockdown.  Law Enforcement personnel at the installation responded and cleared the building.”

The lockdown was lifted around 12:30 p.m., Thursday afternoon and the investigation into the confusion is complete.  Fort Gordon officials along with local law enforcement confirm, there was no real world active shooter on the post and there were no injuries or casualties.

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