Fort Detrick ‘Active Shooter’ Situation Resolved

Gunman neutralized “within minutes”






FORT DETRICK, Maryland-Fort Detrick Police have neutralized an active shooter situation involving an armed gunman.

After a shooting incident off post, the suspect breached the Nalin Pond gate located off of Opossumtown Pike. The gunman was neutralized within minutes, and medical lifesaving procedures were initiated. The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The gunman is confirmed to be an active-duty Navy Sailor who was stationed at Fort Detrick.

“Our number one priority is the safety of our people,” said U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Commander Col. Dexter Nunnally. “Our emergency responders are well trained for these types of situations and the fast response of our military police enabled us to contain this threat quickly.”

Fort Detrick and local law enforcement are continuing to investigate this incident.