-- A soldier at Fort Campbell was apprehended Thursday after allegedly firing shots in what is being described as an active shooter situation. No one was reported injured in the incident, which occurred near the airfield at the Army base located in Kentucky.
"An 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldier was apprehended this afternoon by military police after they responded to a report of an active shooter near Campbell Army Airfield," said an Army statement posted on the Fort Campbell Facebook page.
"There have been no reports of any injuries and at this time and the installation is currently secure, the gates are open and there are no threats to the post or local communities," the statement added.
Robert Jenkins, the director of public affairs at Fort Campbell, stressed that there Army post was secure and there was no danger to the community.
He said that the soldier was subdued quickly by military police, who responded immediately to the incident.
Jenkins did not know what kind of weapon the soldier allegedly used to fire the rounds that triggered the active shooter situation.
Weapons at military facilities are stored in armories when not used for training. Privately owned weapons can be held on post at a soldier's barracks as long as they are registered with the post.