2 soldiers shot at Navy base in Tenn.; recruiter in custody

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Two soldiers have been shot and one suspect following a rampage at a Navy base in Millington, Tenn., according to multiple reports.

The U.S. Navy tweeted the following: 

#BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm shooting on Navy property; Naval Support Activity Midsouth in #Millington on lock-down.

Moments later, the Navy again tweeted: #USNavy confirms #Millington suspect in custody. 2 Soldiers injured - not life threatening.

The base remains on lockdown as a precaution, Navy officials said.

The Associated Press reported that a Navy recruiter who had been relieved of duty was quickly taken into custody following the shooting.

Naval Support Activity Mid-South has more than 7,500 military, civilian and contract personnel working on the base, according to the facility’s official website.

The facility is home to human resources operations and serves as headquarters to the Navy Personnel Command, Navy Recruiting Command, the Navy Manpower Analysis Center and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Finance Center, the AP reported.

The incident comes less that a month after Aaron Alexis killed 12 in a rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington.

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