Fort Lee Police tell residents to shelter in place after man crashes vehicle near secure gate

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FORT LEE, Va. (WRIC) — Fort Lee Police are warning residents living at the U.S. army base to stay inside their homes and lock their doors after a man crashed his car near a gate and fled into the woods on Monday evening. 

According to an official statement from Fort Lee, the man crashed his car near the fort’s gate on A Avenue, and was last seen heading into the woods on Jefferson Park Road, north of a military neighborhood. Police have not yet apprehended him, and believe he may have remained in the nearby woods overnight.

Police described the man as a white male, approximately 5’9″ with a large tattoo on his upper left chest. He may be shirtless, but at this time he is not believed to be armed, according to a representative of Fort Lee.

The approximate last known location of the man is marked in orange. (Map courtesy of Openstreets)

Military police are working with officers from Prince George County to bring the man into custody. Fort Lee authorities also emphasized that the man was not a part of the population of Afghan evacuees being housed at the base.

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