Alaska Army posts stay open after Texas shootings

Posted: Friday, November 06, 2009

ANCHORAGE - An Army official says Forts Richardson and Wainwright remain open following the mass shootings at Fort Hood in Texas.

Maj. Bill Coppernoll says the Alaska posts are "not in lockdown" mode as a result of the shootings Thursday that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded.

Coppernoll, however, declines to say if any special security precautions have been implemented at Richardson or Wainwright.

He says the Army continually reviews its security environment and takes "appropriate, prudent precautions to protect our soldiers, civilians and family members who live and work on our installations."

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