Skip to comments.Lockdown at Quantico Marine base ends with 3 dead, including gunman
Posted on 03/22/2013 1:44:36 AM PDT by markomalley
A shooting that prompted a lockdown for hours at a Marine base in Virginia ended with three dead early Friday, including the gunman, authorities said.
Sgt. Christopher Zahn said they were notified of the shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico late Thursday.
One person was fatally shot, and the gunman barricaded himself into a room, he said.
Using a public address system, police announced a base lockdown as the shooter was holed up inside a building.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
The shooter a staffer @ OCS? Holy crap.
I’m thinking alcohol or drugs....somewhere in this mess.
Marine Corps Base Quantico (March 22) —
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. A fatal shooting occurred at Officer Candidate School around 11 p.m. on March 21. The Provost Marshals Office responded with assistance from Prince William County police department.
The shooter, an active-duty Marine, has been pronounced dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound by law enforcement at the scene. Two other victims, also active-duty Marines, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The identities of the victims will be withheld until after primary next of kin notification. The incident is under investigation.
Marine Corps Base Quantico has returned to normal operations.
Interested media should contact 1st Lt. Agustin Solivan at 703-432-0303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maybe another case of "workplace violence"
Sudden Jihadi Syndrome?
I wouldn't want to pre-judge the case, but let's say that I won't be surprised if the perp is identified as Captain Nadir, 1Lt Mehmet, or something similar.
But, again, let's wait till the names are released.
Wow- this is just a few miles away. Local coverage-
It will be blamed on the sequester
Time to clear the base of all guns.
A bad, sad week for our Marines.
In anouther sequester related tragedy......
All, many or some of our/my conspiracy thinkings are real and true, or at least not TOO far from wrong
Let's suppose they're still playing head games with young military men
Let's suppose all these shooters that come up out of nowhere, have no reason to be where they are doing what they do/did are programmed/drugged useful idiots ..
I mean ... let's just suppose, eh .. ?
WHERE one might ask would some of this spec/black ops originate ?
Just thiunkin' ....
I'm more inclined to think this may be a love-triangle sort of thing than a jihad sort of thing.
Of course, it could just be an all-homo love triangle, in today's "gay and proud" USMC.
“... may be a love triangle sort of thing...”
That is exactly what I thought when I heard the news this morning.
Yes, thats just what I thought. A triangle.
jus’ sompin’ ‘bout dem lub tangles! mano y mano ~ coochy coochy girl ~ BAM BAM! Whur ‘ems at Rosa’s cantina befoah ~ sez heyah that be whur this go on: http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/robbins-marty/el-paso-11889.html ~ over half million hits for “El Paso” by Marty Robbins ~ still popular by any standard.
I’m thinking love a triangle. Jealous rage.
The entire Corps. They can’t be trusted with guns.
Charlie Rangel will claim millions were killed.
Saw this on the morning coffeklatch news, and that was the FIRST thing that went thru my mind.
How the mighty have fallen...
It’s very disturbing, the silence of the generals.
Fox reported three dead - two men and a woman. I’m suspecting lover’s triangle.
Only if you limit them to ten round clips. </sarcasm>
Um, magazines, not clips. carry on ...
I think someone was messing around and got caught.
Usually the suicide murderer is someone coming off his umpteenth deployment who discovers his spouse has been unfaithful, and he snaps.
All three of these were..... faculty?
Maybe it’s an unusual case.
“Maybe another case of “workplace violence””
That’s what I said after the last Marine base “tragedy” this week.
Many here preferred to believe the AP headlines and talk about the Marines stupidly handling ordnance.
Big Media is already selling this as “another tragedy”.
Just another excuse for the Hater-in-Chief to lower our flag and go party.
One dead is a woman. Think some jealousy involved
as soon as i saw it i thought love triangle, and i have seen subsequently that that is what is suspected.
Further proof of the insanity of disarming everyone aboard a military base. All Marines are riflemen. If the victims had had a weapon available, this might have ended with just the shooter dead.
I don’t think your normal day worker type of military person wants to carry their weapon around with them all day, especially the ones that just sit at their desk. They have to be concerned with having a loaded weapon in their vehicle when they leave work to go home and pick up their kids at school or go to the grocery store. It would be a major pain in the butt.
There is nothing “Gay and Proud” in today’s Marine Corps. You don’t know shiite. The Marine Corps today is what it has always been. Very few Marines have “come out” as being gay. The culture of the Marine Corps is not conducive to it. I may be an old retired GySgt, but I still work with Marines every day, and my son is also a Marine. Nothing has changed. Do some research before you spout off.
The story is already changing.
First a standoff, now not....
Didn’t want to have to report shouts of “Allahu Ackbar”?
Just another “tragedy” and an excuse for Hussein to party.
“Im thinking love a triangle. Jealous rage.”
Yes, of course, much better than worrying about domestic terrorism and cover-up, or a pesky lack of any credentials whatsoever from our C-in-C.
Let’s just stay calm and believe whatever ABCCBSCNNNBCFOX/AP tell us next.
...or get all worked up and believe you?
Yeah, right. Keep telling yourself that.
I know it must hurt, Gunny, how the generals have betrayed us and gone along with the pro-homo policy, instead of resigning, but they did.
Reality is a bitch, but denial is worse.
Marines Hit the Ground Running in Seeking Recruits at Gay Center
Think I’m kidding?
a barricaded gunman, on a Marine Corp base, and they required a lockdown of everybody else, including, im assuming, Marines trained to handle themselves in a freefire zone ???
this country needs to buy some lead lined BALLZ from china...
China doesn't allows homos in their military, in fact China (PRC) doesn't allow homos.
I had a talk with a young adult at work whose parents came from PRC, he grew up here.
His parents are very socially conservative and so is he.
(unlike many of the young Korean Americans I see here but haven't questioned them closely)
He told me that in China there is a strong cultural and social bond of social conservatism in the community, that the two parent traditional family is considered the pillar of successful society, and they are not even Christians. He said he himself became a Christian because that is the closest thing here to that cultural bond he learned from his parents (not the first PRC immigrant I met here who did that)
They don't have the media and they don't have massive immigration. They have a common culture and social values.
A few years ago I picked up on this, that China is heading fast for what the decaying America once was.
“...or get all worked up and believe you?”
And believe WHAT?
I have presented no theories, only an unwillingness to believe some headlines and immediate judgment calls over others.
Get with the program.
“...China doesn’t allows homos in their military, in fact China (PRC) doesn’t allow homos...”
No!!! Gasp!!! They’re “homophobes”??? How awful!!?!?!?
“...they don’t have massive immigration. They have a common culture and social values...”
Wait...no... you mean... gasp... they’re... GASP... “RACIST”!!!?!? TOO!?!?!!
No!!! Not the model society!!?!? Not the Perfect Communist State!!!
Next, you’ll tell me that they don’t have “Multiculturism” and “Diversity”...
Welllll...at least her finger is outside the trigger guard... I mean, that’s a positive thing, right?