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Redstone Arsenal on Active Shooter Alert???

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 32,995 Senior Member
Anybody from around there hear anything?
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  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Active shooter, base is locked down. Not much other info. They are saying it may be at the sparkman center which is where the army middle command is.

    Last week they arrested a Muslim with bomb making materials in town. Probably no ties but...
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I worked in the Sparkman Complex. I hope it is nothing and another false alarm. Once a lady dropped a Compact in the Von Braun building and they evacuated it thinking it was a chemical agent because folks panicked.

    After being on Fort Hood, for that awful day I pray this is nothing but a false alarm. They have good security there on RSA and will take care of what needs to be taken care of.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,561 Senior Member
    Local news is currently saying unable to confirm active shooter or any casualties
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/27/possible-active-shooter-at-us-army-installation-in-alabama.html
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,561 Senior Member
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I worked in the Sparkman Complex. I hope it is nothing and another false alarm. Once a lady dropped a Compact in the Von Braun building and they evacuated it thinking it was a chemical agent because folks panicked.

    After being on Fort Hood, for that awful day I pray this is nothing but a false alarm. They have good security there on RSA and will take care of what needs to be taken care of.

    Has Trump addressed the issue of military personnel being permitted to carry their duty weapon on duty?

    I know there's a lot of stuff going on now but this issue should be brought out while we have the man in office that will take care of it. An armed military force would about eliminate such crap.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    They just said the it not not yet been resolved. HPD is positioned on research park blvd with AR s outside gate 9.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    It is (the building complex) is humongous over 600,000 sq ft, take a while to clear it. Here is some live coverage from the local yokel news ch. 25, well at the gates anyhow.

    http://www.waff.com/story/35759210/possible-active-shooter-at-redstone-arsenal-all-gates-closed
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    They just said the it not not yet been resolved. HPD is positioned on research park blvd with AR s outside gate 9.

    Yeah, Chief started a thread on this. Maybe this will bring the issue of disarmed military personnel on duty to the forefront and maybe Trump will get that changed. If everyone there was armed you would probably not ever hear of crap like this again. And if you did, you would know the shooter was insane to go trying to shoot up an armed military instillation.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    There is 40,000 people on that installation including NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center. The vast majority are civilians who are not allowed to bring weapons on base for the most part.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    They are emptying the sparkman center, the FBI is on the way.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    It's kind of sounding like a false alarm, like Simone reported sighting someone with a gun. Hospital reports no injuries coming in. Parinoia?
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    BAMAAK wrote: »
    There is 40,000 people on that installation including NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center. The vast majority are civilians who are not allowed to bring weapons on base for the most part.

    It's all the same problem, whether you restrict the military or the civilian his right to be armed. If you are a licensed hand gun carrier or a military trained carrier, they shouldn't restrict your rights and privileges. If a place is possibly full of armed people, the scumbags won't go there. They want an easy shot. And with restrictive gun laws they have an easy shot.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Now ch 25 is saying it is a situation in building #5301 in Sparkman Center, I had a cubicle on the 2nd floor there when I worked there.

    Sure sucks for the folks who work there. It could be anything, domestic or disgruntled employee or, of course terrorism is what first comes to everyone's mind. Just have to wait and see.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • john9001john9001 Senior Member Posts: 668 Senior Member
    back in 62 we has our rifles in racks in the squad bay, not locked up and the ammo was down the hall in the ammo locker, we could be armed and loaded in minutes.

    but that was the "old corps", no idea what they do now.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,561 Senior Member
    Just showed a news conference and the situation is "resolved" but not a lot of other information was given.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    All clear except sparkman center. They still have not said what happened but base is open.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,213 Senior Member
    Sooooo...in regards to that whole " Run, Hide, Fight" thing....Sure would be nice if they had something to fight with....perhaps it's time to have a mandatory training session in " Fighting with improvised weapons when all that running and hiding doesn't work out for you"
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    "Lock and load- - - - -fire for effect!" Simple and direct way to resolve these issues!
    Jerry
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Hmm..........seems like the live feeds to WAAF and others sorta dropped off..........how is the weather up yonder?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    I just got an email from a friend who works at the Sparkman Center. Only one building is involved, and he's being sent home for the day. One base gate is on lockdown, and it seems the situation, whatever it is, is contained, if not resolved.
    Jerry
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    I just got an email from a friend who works at the Sparkman Center. Only one building is involved, and he's being sent home for the day. One base gate is on lockdown, and it seems the situation, whatever it is, is contained, if not resolved.
    Jerry

    No mention of a hostage situation?
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    No details, but all the local news TV stations are reporting "all clear" and all Redstone gates are reportedly back open.
    Jerry
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    No details, but all the local news TV stations are reporting "all clear" and all Redstone gates are reportedly back open.
    Jerry

    Well that's good but this sure is strange.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    It's a military installation and they can clamp down on most incidents tighter than Richard's Hat Band until they are ready to speak. Redstone Arsenal is unique because it is mostly civilians, but they have done a good job so far keeping the lid on.

    Funny we can get more info as crap is happening or just happened in Paris and London..........................
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    It's a military installation and they can clamp down on most incidents tighter than Richard's Hat Band until they are ready to speak. Redstone Arsenal is unique because it is mostly civilians, but they have done a good job so far keeping the lid on.

    Funny we can get more info as crap is happening or just happened in Paris and London..........................
    Yeah ain't it?
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Of all places for someone to do something, that has got to be one of the worst. There are two SWAT teams on base, FBI and ATF offices bunches of EOD guys and over 60 other organisations that know how to do bad things to bad people.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    News conference on now by base Cdr. No active shooter. Under investigation by CID now.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    OK- - - - -got the straight skinny from somebody who was there- - - - -"A crazy beeotch busted through the gate and ran into Sparkman!" Glad it wasn't something more serious!
    Jerry
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