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Official: Fort Benning employee detained following threat on post; no shots fired

(Source: Fort Benning) (Source: Fort Benning)

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - A civilian employee of Fort Benning has been detained after allegedly threatening violence on post Wednesday. 

According to Bob Purtiman, MCOE Chief of Public Affairs at Fort Benning, confirmed that a civilian employee on post was detained by military police following a threat of violence. 

Purtiman says no shots were fired and that no weapons were recovered from this incident. 

Officials did not release the name of the person detained. 

A release from Fort Benning on this incident says: 

There is no active shooter at Fort Benning, GA.   

A suspect is currently in custody for communicating a threat. Fort Benning

Military Police responded to the incident and locked down the area. The suspect was apprehended and was not armed. There are no injuries associated with this incident.

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Fort Benning, the home of the U.S. Army Infantry since 1913, has nearly 35,000 military and civilian personnel on post. 

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