Early Friday after an isolated shooting left 1 dead at the Officer Candidate School, the base said. The gunman was surrounded after barricading himself in barracks. The marine base was on lockdown.
1 confirmed dead in shooting at US marine base
Prince William County police and military police The Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va
The shooter is holed up inside a building at the Quantico Marine Base, said 1st Lt. Agustin Solivan, a Marine Corps spokesman. The suspect, believed to be a Marine, shot another person on the main side of the base, near the Officer Candidate School, Solivan told WUSA. The lockdown was announced across the base using the public address system, said a Marine on the installation. Families were told to stay in their homes.
There appears to be one casualty in the shooting late Thursday night, but the condition of the victim is unclear.
Both the shooter and victim are still at the scene, he said.
Base residents were ordered to stay inside and lock their doors. The threat level was boosted to FPCON Delta, the base said on its website and Facebook page. That threat level can describe an active shooter or a terrorist attack.
The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Thursday and the base was put on lockdown, Lt. Agustin Solivan said.
“It’s still a standoff situation,” Solivan said shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.
A message posted on the base’s Facebook page shortly after the shooting warned all residents to stay in their homes until the suspect is apprehended.
“Base residents are to follow all instructions being delivered by the Giant Voice System. Please remain inside your homes with your doors locked,” read the post.
He added that he believes the suspect is a staff member at the officer candidate school at the base. No information about the victim has been released.