US Army reports ‘barricade situation’ at base outside DC

According to the official Twitter account of Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia, a “barricade situation” drew the FBI and other law enforcement officials to a US Army base outside the nation’s capital on Sunday.

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

“The situation continues & we are unable to comment further at this time,” the base tweeted.

It gave no further details except that some of the gates to the installation were left open.

WUSA9 reported that the situation is inside a house.

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

According to a Department of Defense website serving the military community, the base is home to several Army command centers, elements of the Army Reserve and Army National Guard, and nine Department of Defense agencies. According to Fort Belvoir’s Strategic Plan 2022, the facility includes 2,154 family shelters and seven youth welfare facilities.

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