1 dead in shooting at Marine Base Quantico

AP News
Posted: Mar 22, 2013 2:54 AM

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — One person was dead after a shooting at Marine Base Quantico and authorities were in a standoff early Friday with the suspect, who had barricaded himself in barracks, a base spokesman said.

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.

Solivan said they believe the suspect, whose name wasn't released, is a staff member at the officer candidate school at the base. No information on the victim was immediately released.