ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (WJZ/AP) — Army officials say an incident involving a soldier who barricaded himself inside a home on a U.S. Army installation ended after a 17-hour standoff.
Aberdeen Proving Ground spokesman David Patterson says the man was alone in the home when a concerned relative called Thursday morning saying he’d locked himself inside. In a statement Friday afternoon, the installation stated emergency responders found the soldier dead inside the home early Friday morning.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 913 New Cases Reported; ICU Cases Up
The soldier’s name is being withheld until next of kin has been notified. The soldier was assigned to the Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic.
People living on four streets surrounding the home had to spend the night elsewhere as a precautionary measure.READ MORE: Three Injured In 5-Vehicle Crash Along I-495 In Montgomery County
The Aberdeen Proving Ground has long been a place where the U.S. military tests its bombs, although in recent years it has diversified into a “megabase” where all sorts of military technology is evaluated.
The incident is under investigation.A Year Ago, Maryland Reported Its First COVID Cases. Today Gov. Hogan Will Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives To The Virus
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