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Va. sailor found dead in barracks, NCIS investigates

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Apr 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-08 12:06:57-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WTVR) – The body of Navy sailor was found in his barracks near Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Tuesday morning. The area was briefly put on lock down while a “Code White” or active shooter alert was issued, according to WTKR.com.

The alert was lifted after about 15 minutes.

Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is working to figure out the circumstances around the sailor’s death.