At approximately 3:50 p.m. Aug 23, Directorate of Emergency Service police officers responded to a 911 call of an active shooter in Fort Hood. Upon investigating, it was determined there was no emergency. The 911 caller reported the incident upon hearing an internal emergency alarm indicating an active shooter. Police cleared the building and found no emergency. Investigation revealed that the building alarm had been inadvertently activated at which time the system was reset.
False alarm of an Active Shooter on Fort Hood
FORT HOOD, Texas — At approximately 3:50 p.m. Aug 23, Directorate of Emergency Service police officers responded to a 911 call of an active shooter in a building here…. https://t.co/HSoMMHaaw5
— Fort Hood (@forthood) August 23, 2018
The alarm caused a storm of social media messages because there have been two shooting rampages in Fort Hood before. Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others on November 5, 2009. Four people, including the gunman, were killed, while fourteen additional people were injured, twelve by gunshot wounds on April 2, 2014. The shooter, 34-year-old Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.