Fort Drum Soldier Shot After Threatening Police with Knife

Fort Drum Media Release

October 3, 2008, 3:20 p.m.

FORT DRUM, N.Y.    At approximately 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, Fort Drum Police were called to a C Co 277 Aviation Support Battalion barracks housing unit on post. Upon arrival, responding officers determined that two soldiers from C Company, 277 Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division were injured.

A third soldier also from C Company, 277 Aviation Support Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division then allegedly threatened the responding officers with a knife.

A Fort Drum police officer discharged his weapon and the alleged aggressor was injured, taken into custody and transported to Samaritan Medical Center where the soldier is currently an inpatient.

The two other soldiers involved in the incident were treated and released at Carthage Area Hospital.

The incident is under investigation by Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Per standard operating procedure, the Fort Drum Police Officer who discharged his weapon is currently on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

Media inquiries regarding this press release should be directed to Julie
Cupernall, Fort Drum Media Relations Officer, 315-772-8286.

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