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Lockdown at Quantico Marine base ends with 3 dead, including gunman
CNN ^ | 3/22/2013 | Alison Harding and Travis Shannon

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: baseshooting; marines; quantico; shooting; suicide; virginia

1 posted on 03/22/2013 1:44:36 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The shooter a staffer @ OCS? Holy crap.


2 posted on 03/22/2013 2:01:31 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

I’m thinking alcohol or drugs....somewhere in this mess.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 2:04:25 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: markomalley

Press release;

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 agustin.solivan@usmc.mil.

http://www.quantico.marines.mil/News/NewsArticleDisplay/tabid/10834/Article/140028/marine-corps-base-quantico-media-advisory.aspx


4 posted on 03/22/2013 2:42:13 AM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: pepsionice
I’m thinking alcohol or drugs....somewhere in this mess.

Maybe another case of "workplace violence"

5 posted on 03/22/2013 2:56:11 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Sudden Jihadi Syndrome?


6 posted on 03/22/2013 3:05:15 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java
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.

7 posted on 03/22/2013 3:08:01 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Wow- this is just a few miles away. Local coverage-

http://potomaclocal.com/2013/03/21/1-shot-at-quantico-officers-candidate-school/


8 posted on 03/22/2013 3:11:29 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: COBOL2Java

It will be blamed on the sequester


9 posted on 03/22/2013 3:24:00 AM PDT by albertabound
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To: markomalley

Time to clear the base of all guns.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 3:27:23 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: OwenKellogg

A bad, sad week for our Marines.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 3:59:48 AM PDT by 22202NOVA
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To: albertabound

In anouther sequester related tragedy......


12 posted on 03/22/2013 4:01:27 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: markomalley
I'LL pre-judge it .. tin foil firmly in place .. ;

WHAT IF;

All, many or some of our/my conspiracy thinkings are real and true, or at least not TOO far from wrong

and

Let's suppose they're still playing head games with young military men

and

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' ....

13 posted on 03/22/2013 4:01:36 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: markomalley; mickie
The shooter gunned down a man and a woman before offing himself.

I'm more inclined to think this may be a love-triangle sort of thing than a jihad sort of thing.

Leni

14 posted on 03/22/2013 4:19:04 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: markomalley
Love triangle, 2013 style?

Of course, it could just be an all-homo love triangle, in today's "gay and proud" USMC.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 4:25:16 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MinuteGal

“... may be a love triangle sort of thing...”

That is exactly what I thought when I heard the news this morning.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 4:32:35 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: MinuteGal

Yes, thats just what I thought. A triangle.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 4:43:25 AM PDT by mickie (My grandson is a Marine.....now serving in Afghanistan.)
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To: MinuteGal

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.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 4:45:23 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: pepsionice

I’m thinking love a triangle. Jealous rage.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 4:54:13 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: albie

The entire Corps. They can’t be trusted with guns.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 5:00:56 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: albertabound

Charlie Rangel will claim millions were killed.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 5:19:55 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: MinuteGal
I'm more inclined to think this may be a love-triangle sort of thing

Saw this on the morning coffeklatch news, and that was the FIRST thing that went thru my mind.

22 posted on 03/22/2013 5:25:09 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Travis McGee
today's "gay and proud" USMC.

How the mighty have fallen...

23 posted on 03/22/2013 5:25:46 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

It’s very disturbing, the silence of the generals.


24 posted on 03/22/2013 5:27:27 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: markomalley

Fox reported three dead - two men and a woman. I’m suspecting lover’s triangle.


25 posted on 03/22/2013 5:33:27 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: 1010RD
The entire Corps. They can’t be trusted with guns.

Only if you limit them to ten round clips. </sarcasm>

26 posted on 03/22/2013 5:39:46 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Um, magazines, not clips. carry on ...


27 posted on 03/22/2013 5:54:20 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: markomalley

I think someone was messing around and got caught.


28 posted on 03/22/2013 6:07:37 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

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?


29 posted on 03/22/2013 6:19:02 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

Maybe it’s an unusual case.


30 posted on 03/22/2013 6:28:41 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: markomalley

“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.


31 posted on 03/22/2013 6:42:03 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: markomalley

One dead is a woman. Think some jealousy involved


32 posted on 03/22/2013 7:00:12 AM PDT by capt B
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To: capt B

as soon as i saw it i thought love triangle, and i have seen subsequently that that is what is suspected.


33 posted on 03/22/2013 7:11:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: markomalley

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.


34 posted on 03/22/2013 7:16:19 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

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.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 8:23:29 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Travis McGee

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.


36 posted on 03/22/2013 8:37:31 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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Three Marines — a male and female victim and the suspected male shooter — are dead following a Thursday evening shooting at the base in Quantico, Va. Read more:

Three Marines dead in shooting at Quantico base

37 posted on 03/22/2013 8:47:10 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

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.


38 posted on 03/22/2013 9:03:08 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Patriot365

“I’m 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.

/s


39 posted on 03/22/2013 9:07:07 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

...or get all worked up and believe you?


40 posted on 03/22/2013 9:45:44 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: sean327

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.


41 posted on 03/22/2013 3:41:45 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: sean327

Marines Hit the Ground Running in Seeking Recruits at Gay Center

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/us/marine-recruiters-visit-gay-center-in-oklahoma.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Think I’m kidding?


42 posted on 03/22/2013 3:44:56 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: markomalley; sickoflibs
so, lemme get this straight...

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...

43 posted on 03/22/2013 8:22:41 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; AuntB; stephenjohnbanker; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Liz; ...
RE :”so, lemme get this straight...
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.

44 posted on 03/22/2013 8:42:17 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: stuartcr

“...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.


45 posted on 03/23/2013 11:09:31 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: OwenKellogg
It's now Saturday the 23rd, two days later. Has Obama ordered the lowering of flags as he did for the Sandy Hook shootings of civilians? For that matter did he order lowering of flags for the Fort Hood shootings?
46 posted on 03/23/2013 7:34:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; Impy; AuntB; stephenjohnbanker; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Liz

“...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”...


47 posted on 03/24/2013 10:30:55 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Travis McGee

Welllll...at least her finger is outside the trigger guard... I mean, that’s a positive thing, right?

/s


48 posted on 03/24/2013 10:32:34 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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