Apparent suicide at Arlington National Cemetery

Apparent suicide at Arlington National Cemetery

Credit: John Bretschneider/ArmyTimes

A man was found dead Friday morning at the Columbarium, seen here, inside Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:46 PM

ARLINGTON -- The Army says a man found with a single gunshot wound at Arlington National Cemetery apparently committed suicide.

The Army Criminal Investigation Command in a news release did not give the cause of death, but it says it does not suspect foul play.

Spokeswoman Melissa Bohan says military and civilian police responded at about 10 a.m. Friday to reports of a single shot fired.

Bohan says all indications are that the shooting is "a tragic and isolated incident," with no threat to the public.

The shooting occurred in Section 64. It contains the remains of 50 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

The area overlooks the Pentagon's west side, where hijackers crashed a commercial airliner into the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters.

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