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Quantico At "Threat Condition Alpha''

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QUANTICO, Va. (AP) A spokeswoman says the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Va., is at "threat condition alpha" after shootings in Fort Hood, Texas, that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded.

First Lt. Joy Crabaugh, Quantico's media officer, says the base is monitoring the situation at Fort Hood, and "pertinent" lines of communication were in place.

Crabaugh said the base is implementing appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the base and its Marine and civilian residents and employees.

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