Dugway Proving Ground on lockdown tonight

Dugway Proving Ground, a US Army facility in Utah, is on lockdown tonight:

Al Vogel, a public affairs specialist for the installation, would only say that the lockdown began at 5:24 p.m. Employees were not allowed to leave, and those coming to work were not allowed in. Vogel said there were no injuries, no damage and no threats reported at the proving ground. There were about 1,200 to 1,400 people at Dugway when the lockdown occurred.

Dugway is used for chemical and biological weapon testing, and NBC response training. Roughly 3000 sheep died in the area in 1968 due to an atmospheric surplus of nerve agent. The Twitters are abuzz tonight, but nobody seems to know very much.

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Story found at Wonkette.