We are working with our news partners at WHNT 19 to get you the latest information about the possible active shooter on Redstone Arsenal. Listen live on 102.1 WDRM or See the live video below and information from the Arsenal.
The City of Huntsville is grateful the situation at Redstone is under control and the Arsenal gates have reopened. Redstone responded swiftly to a reported danger and enacted security measures to professionally handle what could have been a threat.
“I am proud of Huntsville police officers, HEMSI, Fire & Rescue and our public safety network for their quick help in assisting our Redstone partners,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “Our officers worked hand in hand with Team Redstone to secure facilities and monitor gates. Strong cooperation for a strong community.”
Police Chief Mark McMurray further noted that Huntsville remains one of the safest communities in the country. “HPD is always ready to respond and assist our Redstone community if needed.”
From Redstone Arsenal Press Release:
This morning, a potential active shooter incident occurred at Redstone Arsenal, in the Sparkman Center. The installation was in lock-down mode with all gates closed, and employees sheltered in place at their respective buildings.
As of 12:30 p.m., employees can move about the post in an orderly fashion,but are asked to keep movements limited, as needed.
Movement remainsrestricted in the area near the intersections and roads around the Sparkman Center.
The gates to the Arsenal are open and operational.
This incident is under investigation. The safety and security of ourworkforce remains our top priority.
Tuesday June 27th, 2017 :: 12:29 p.m. CDT
All RSA Gates are open. Avoid the area around the RSA Sparkman Complex until further notice. MSFC personnel may resume normal duties
Tuesday June 27th, 2017 :: 11:54 a.m. CDT
Update: Situation at RSA remains unchanged. MSFC/RSA in lockdown status. Personnel shelter in place/gates closed until further notice.
Tuesday June 27th, 2017 :: 11:15 a.m. CDT
Update: Active Shooter situation still active. MSFC/RSA are in lockdown status. Personnel shelter in place until further notice.
Tuesday June 27th, 2017 :: 10:47 a.m. CDT
Update: Active Shooter situation still exist. MSFC/RSA still in lockdown status. Personnel shelter in place until further notice.
Tuesday June 27th, 2017 :: 10:33 a.m. CDT
MSFC (Marshall Space Flight Center) and RSA (Redstone Arsenal) are in a lockdown status. All installation gates are closed until further notice. Employees are to shelter in place.
Tuesday June 27th, 2017 :: 10:28 a.m. CDT
An active shooter has been reported at the RSA Sparkman Center. Personnel in this area take protective action now. This is not a drill.
Tuesday June 27th, 2017 :: 09:59 a.m. CDT
An emergency situation exists near the Sparkman Center, RSA bldg. 5301. please avoid this area.