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UPDATED ON 6: Fort Gordon Releases More Information On Person Of Wanted For Questioning

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***UPDATED at 1:03 P.M. on Thursday, September 20th***

Fort Gordon's Public Affairs Office released new information Friday regarding rumors the post was on lock down Thursday and a person wanted for questioning. 

Read the text of the statement the released Friday below:

"Civilian law enforcement authorities outside of the local area have contacted the individual identified as Peter Luu, who was sought for questioning regarding information Fort Gordon authorities believed constituted a threat to the safety and security of the installation. Based on their report, it has been determined that there is no continuing threat to the Fort Gordon community. The safety and security of the Fort Gordon community is the paramount concern. In light of the events taking place at the Washington Navy Yard and similar events around the country, all indicators of threats to our community must be investigated. We are grateful for the assistance and support of civilian law enforcement authorities in resolving this matter."

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***UPDATED at 3:54 P.M. on Thursday, September 19th***

The Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office has issued an updated statement regarding a rumored shooting incident. That statement referred to a be-on-the-lookout notice.

Read the text of the statement below:

"Earlier today, Fort Gordon issued a 'be-on-the-lookout' notice regarding an individual named Peter Luu, approximately 20-26 years old. Fort Gordon law enforcement officials are seeking Mr. Luu for questioning in connection with information provided to installation authorities. This information is being considered as a potential threat to the safety and security of the installation. Mr. Luu may be associated with the Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve, and may have visited Fort Gordon in recent weeks. Officials do not believe that he is currently on the installation. In addition, Fort Gordon law enforcement officials have informed Richmond County and Columbia County Sheriff's Offices, and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command has coordinated with the FBI. Fort Gordon law enforcement officials consider him potentially dangerous, and recommend that anyone with information regarding Mr. Luu's whereabouts do not engage with him, but call 911 on Fort Gordon or (706) 791-4380 if calling from off post."

J.C. Mathews

Fort Gordon Public Affairs Officer

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***POSTED at 2:36 P.M. on Thursday, September 19th***

The Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office is responding to rumors regarding an emergency threat on post. 

Read the text of the statement below:

"Despite rumors to the contrary, there has been no shooting incident on Fort Gordon. Earlier today, the installation issued a 'be-on-the-lookout' notice for an individual; unfortunately, as that information travelled by word-of-mouth, it was widely misinterpreted to be a public warning about an active shooter. We are working to inform the community that there has been no incident on Fort Gordon. The be-on-the-lookout notice was issued in an excess of caution after the installation received information that warranted further investigation. Nothing is more important than the safety of our military community."

J.C. Mathews

Fort Gordon Public Affairs Officer

 

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