Fort Stewart law enforcement officers ended a potentially dangerous incident on Courage Loop in Marne Point peacefully today, according to Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson.
A Soldier barricaded himself with a weapon in his on-post apartment and initially refused to comply with police commands to surrender around 11:20 a.m. today. He surrendered peacefully to military police almost three hours later. The response included a Special Agent negotiator from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
"Skillful and compassionate negotiations between Fort Stewart law enforcement officers and the Soldier turned a possibly life-threatening situation into a peaceful apprehension," said Col. Jason Wolter, the Fort Stewart garrison commander. "I am thankful the Soldier surrendered and pleased with the rapid response and professionalism of all involved in resolving this incident."
The incident remains under investigation at this time. The Soldier will not be identified at this time due to privacy interests.