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1 dead in Marine Base Quantico shooting

QUANTICO, Va. - One person was dead after a shooting at Marine Base Quantico in the U.S., and authorities were in a standoff early Friday with the suspect, who had barricaded himself in barracks, a military 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.

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.

The base is in the Virginia suburbs near Washington, D.C.

The Canadian Press


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