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Soldier arrested after unit fired on in Kentucky

Soldiers doing physical training at Fort Campbell in Kentucky were fired upon Thursday, and a fellow soldier was arrested a short time later.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Soldiers doing physical training at this base were fired upon Thursday morning, and a fellow soldier was arrested a short time later.

No one was hurt in the shooting, and no charges had been filed as of midday, but the soldier arrested by military police had been found with a handgun that was not military issue, Fort Campbell spokeswoman Cathy Gramling said.

Five shots were fired at the soldiers as they exercised near the 1st and 2nd Brigade headquarters, Gramling said. It was not immediately known whether the arrested soldier belonged to the unit that had been shot at.

The soldier’s name was not immediately released. Fort Campbell officials declined further comment.

Fort Campbell, a sprawling military base on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line, is home to the 101st Airborne Division as well as Special Forces. More than 20,000 troops from Fort Campbell are in the process of deploying to Iraq.