1 arrested following possible shots fired on Ft. Benning

1 arrested following possible shots fired on Ft. Benning

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Fort Benning Police are currently responding to an incident near Patton Village.

One person who discharged a firearm is in custody. They are looking for three to five black males who are believed to be in the woods near Patton Village, according to the Fort Benning's Facebook page.

Fort Benning Police have given the "all clear" to residents in Patton Village housing area, after responding to an incident Friday, in which a firearm was discharged on post.

At approximately 2:25 p.m. on Thursday, two vehicles entered Sand Hill Access Control Point. Both vehicles were disabled by the mechanical "tiger teeth" in the road bed to prevent unauthorized entry to the installation.

The vehicles moved in the direction of the new elementary school construction area in the vicinity of Patton Village. This is where three to five black males exited the first vehicle and it is believed shots were fired.

Department of Emergency Services arrested the driver of the second vehicle who had one weapon.

The other suspects fled and a pistol was recovered from the first vehicle. DES and the Columbus Police Department are searching the area and are going door to door. It is unknown if the suspects are armed.

According to Fort Benning's Facebook page, no soldiers or families have been harmed and the gates are still open.

If you have any information or if you see suspicious activity please call 911.

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