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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 11:51 AM

 

TVA: Suspect fired 'Multiple rounds' in shootout with Watts Bar security officer

Federal and local authorities are continuing their search for a gunman who escaped after a shootout with a security officer on the perimeter of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant site near Spring City, Tenn., overnight.
The suspect fired multiple rounds at a Tennessee Valley Authority security officer who was on a routine patrol near the banks of Chickamauga Lake about 2 a.m. Sunday, TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said.
The FBI responded, along with personnel from the Rhea and Meigs County sheriff’s offices, who searched both sides of the lake for the suspect. The plant is located on the Rhea County side of the lake, south of Watts Bar Dam.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission declared “an unusual event,” the lowest of the NRC’s four emergency classifications.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/apr/21/security-guard-exchanges-in-gunfire-outside/

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