PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- One person has been shot and the suspect is barricaded at Marine Base Quantico, officials said.
It happened at approximately 11 P.M. at Marine Base Quantico, according to, 1st Lt. Agustin Solivan.
A person believed to be a male marine shot another person on the main side of the base, near the Officer Candidate School, Solivan said in phone interview.
Residents were being told to stay inside their homes and the base was under Force Protection Delta, meaning all base operations halt except for security.
Delta is the highest level under four terrorist threat levels used by military bases.
According to the Department of Defense, “this condition applies in the immediate area where a terrorist attack has occurred or when intelligence has been received that terrorist action against a specific location or person is likely.”
Originally posted by watchitburn
Force Protection Condition Delta or "D" is a set of security measures and is not in itself a conformation of anything.
It just means no one leaves the base without explicit authorization, and no one enters without themselves and their belongings and/or vehicle being searched.
A reasonable response when dealing with an active shooter.
It doesn't mean anyone is a terrorist or a terrorist act has been committed.edit on 22-3-2013 by watchitburn because: (no reason given)
“this condition applies in the immediate area where a terrorist attack has occurred or when intelligence has been received that terrorist action against a specific location or person is likely.”