Video from FOXNEWS with siren alert tones from Fort Hood and medical evacuation operations.
UPDATE: The shooting suspect at Fort Hood has been identified as Army Major Malik Nadal Hasan. Hasan, believed to be in his late 30s, was killed after opening fire at the base.
‘Effective immediately Fort Hood is closed.’ (The lockdown was lifted just before 7 p.m. local time)
That is the message at Ford Hood in Killeen, Texas after a gunman fired shots inside Fort Hood US Army Base. The offender is reported to be in stable condition. Fort Hood, the largest US military installation in the world, is in full lockdown.
The attack is also known to have happened at Ft. Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center. The shootings began about 1:30 p.m. Thursday at an Army Post — a personnel and medical processing center at Fort Hood.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is en route with top priority to stop any further killing.
Fort Hood is the largest United States military installation in the world and the only two-division post in the United States, and is the home of III Corps. The III Corps (Third Corps) —nicknamed the Phantom Corps, America’s Hammer, and the Counterattack Corps— is a corps of the United States Army. The III Corps is the official counteroffensive force of the U.S. Army, and it is currently headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas. The formation was originally dubbed the III Armored Corps until 1943, when it was changed to simply III Corps. To this day it is still unofficially known as the “Armored Corps”.
The two divisions on the base are the 1st Cavalry Division and the First Army Division West. Division West recently moved from Fort Carson, Colorado, switching places with 4th Infantry Division. 3d ACR has moved from Ft. Carson Colorado to Ft. Hood TX.
Fort Hood has served as a hub for anti-war activity during both the Vietnam War and the current War on Terror.
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