WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed October 30, 2002
Fort Knox Soldiers Released From Lock Down
Fort Knox – Nearly twenty Fort Knox army soldiers and one marine have been released from a barracks lock-down following a missing firearm incident. The Elizabethtown News-Enterprise reports the men were released Saturday, after being sequestered for three weeks. When a nine-millimeter pistol turned up missing on October 5, the military personnel were placed on barracks lock-down while an investigation took place.
Yesterday, a Fort Knox Public Affairs Spokesman told the News-Enterprise that the men were released on Saturday. John Rickey says the investigation into the missing gun will continue. Fort Knox officials have admitted the firearm may have simply been turned in for repair, and improperly logged, therefore giving the appearance that the gun is missing.