Officials: 'Emergency situation' at Fort Benning, Georgia

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FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities at Fort Benning, the U.S. Army post in west Georgia, say they're dealing with an ongoing "emergency situation" at the post's Warrior Transition Battalion.

Fort Benning officials said Wednesday afternoon on the base's official Facebook account and on Twitter that officials have secured the area and that personnel were safety evacuated as a precaution.

UPDATE: The emergency situation at the Fort Benning WTB is close to a resolution.The details of the situation are as...

Posted by US Army Fort Benning on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Base officials said in the social media posts that children in a child development center were safe but were being moved to another site due the emergency.

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Officials: 'Emergency situation' at Fort Benning, Georgia
An emergency situation is on-going at the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB). Fort Benning officials have...
Evacuation of CDC at WTB Due to an emergency situation on-going at the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), the children [ Msg 1 of 3 ]
at the WTB Child Development Center are safe and being moved to the School Age Services (SAS) building on Ingersoll [ Msg 2 of 3 ]
Street. Parents who wish to meet their children may do so at the SAS on Ingersoll. [ Msg 3 of 3 ]

The base provided no other details, and Fort Benning officials could not immediately be reached or did not give further information Wednesday afternoon.

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