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'Murder-Suicide' At Lackland AFB Not Terrorism: 'We Have 2 Dead'

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:39:55 Z)

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Two men died in a suicide at the Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas, Friday morning, according to the Bexar County sheriff.

While base officials are not yet confirming the identities of the dead, the AIr Force Times is quoting a Pentagon communication saying it was a murder-suicide in which an airmen shot and killed the commander of a training squadron.

The FBI special agent in charge of the investigation told reporters that it initially appears the shooting was "not an act of terrorism."

Two Glock handguns were found at the scene, according to a base spokesman. The attack happened in an officer in a classroom building, he said.

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: This is what the base posted on Facebook:

MEDIA RELEASE: Two people were killed today at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Medina Annex. There are no indications...

Posted by Joint Base San Antonio on Friday, April 8, 2016

: The commander of a training squadron was shot and killed by an airman, according to a report in the Air Force Times.



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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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