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Soldier Dead After Barricade Situation At Aberdeen Proving Ground

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (WJZ/AP) — Army officials say an incident involving a soldier who barricaded himself inside a home on a U.S. Army installation ended after a 17-hour standoff.

Aberdeen Proving Ground spokesman David Patterson says the man was alone in the home when a concerned relative called Thursday morning saying he'd locked himself inside. In a statement Friday afternoon, the installation stated emergency responders found the soldier dead inside the home early Friday morning.

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The soldier's name is being withheld until next of kin has been notified. The soldier was assigned to the Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic.

People living on four streets surrounding the home had to spend the night elsewhere as a precautionary measure.

The Aberdeen Proving Ground has long been a place where the U.S. military tests its bombs, although in recent years it has diversified into a "megabase" where all sorts of military technology is evaluated.

The incident is under investigation.

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