Civilian and military police on Wednesday were in the midst of responding to an “active shooter alert" at the Ft. Hood Army Base in Texas, the same military installation that experienced a 2009 terrorist attack that left 13 dead, a law enforcement source, Eugene McFarland, told the Law Enforcement Examiner.
Early reports claim that one shooter was "taken out" of action, but it's not known if that means he was shot of simply arrested. However, early reports indicate that police believe there is another suspect involved in the attack at the military installation.
“There has been a shooting at Fort Hood and injuries are reported. Emergency crews are on the scene. No further details are known at this time," said a Fort Hood press release.
The Texas Department of Public Safety officials said there were casualties, but the number or identities of those casualties is unknown.
"The sheriff's office dispatched deputies and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the nearby Texas Army base," according to Greta Van Susteren of Fox News Channel.
President Obama was told about the shooting and he will continue to monitor the situation, the White House claimed. but officials made no comments about the incident itself.
According to a previous Examiner news report, "The U.S. Army officer who emerged as the deadly Fort Hood shooter in 2009 -- killing 12 soldiers and one civilian -- had displayed several "red flags" indicating that he had been proselytized by radical Islamists and posed a threat to his fellow officers and to enlisted men and women wherever he was posted." Major Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, indiscriminately shot and killed 13 victims and wounded 33 others during his one-man-jihad.
Yesterday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that agents were searching for an Army recruit they believed is planning to perpetrate a "Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers," according to Fox News Channel.
A man identified simply as "Booker" had told others he intended to wage jihad against the U.S. Army. Booker is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, and he was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014, but he was discharged last week allegedly when his terrorist plot was discovered, according to the FBI's local office.