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Soldier's call prompts evacuation at Fort Benning; no threat indicated

A spokesperson from Fort Benning said they believe there are no cases of Ebola on post, despite rumors that have spread around Columbus on Friday. A spokesperson from Fort Benning said they believe there are no cases of Ebola on post, despite rumors that have spread around Columbus on Friday.

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) –An emergency situation at the Fort Benning Warrior Transition battalion has been cleared and resolved, according to a Facebook post from the military installation.

"The details of the situation are as follows: A soldier who asked for help with a battery jump, misidentified part of the electrical system within the assisting person's vehicle. Due to the soldier's concern for the safety of personnel in the area, he alerted emergency officials to what he felt to be a threat. Officials on scene have determined the situation is not a threat to personnel in the area and are completing their final checks, " the message says.

A building on post at Fort Benning was evacuated, according to a social media account linked to the military installation.

Shortly after 12 p.m. ET, Fort Benning tweeted that an evacuation of the Child Development Center at the Warrior Transition barracks on post had been evacuated and "the children at the WTB" were "safe and being moved to the School Age Services building on Ingersoll." 

The tweets also said that parents of the children could pick their kids up from Ingersoll. 

On their Facebook page, Fort Benning said that the area surrounding the evacuation has been "safely evacuated as a precautionary measure. All other normal Fort Benning operations continue."

Fort Benning officials published a video press release on Wednesday afternoon, which can be viewed at this link

The Warrior Transition Battalion complex, opened in 2012, are facilities utilized to treat wounded warriors at Fort Benning. 

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