UPDATED: Fayetteville Police Say Solider Barricaded In Apartment

Authorities in Fayetteville say a standoff with an armed Fort Bragg soldier who fired shots at police and barricaded himself in an off-base apartment ended peacefully when the man surrendered.

Fayetteville police spokeswoman Theresa Chance said authorities expect to file charges against 24-year-old Spc. Jason N. Johnson. She said he was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound to his left hand.

Chance said the incident began in the early morning hours as a domestic issue that did not involve his wife. She said Johnson barricaded himself in the apartment of a deployed soldier. Authorities aren't certain if Johnson knew that soldier.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2009 at 05:56 PM
    This soldier was NOT PTSD! He just went crazy.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2009 at 10:32 AM
    I Just want to comment on the soldier situation, I hope he do get help from whatever it maybe that has driven him to this point. I am a veteran myself and I know stuff like this is a reality to these guys evethough it may not be a reality to us.
  • by Anonymous Location: NC on Mar 24, 2009 at 02:38 PM
    To Anonymous: Please don't use the PTSD so lightly. Unless you've experienced it yourself you don't know what people who are suffering from it are going through.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 24, 2009 at 10:11 AM
    The PTSD excuse for one. Then the VFW, American Legion, and all of the rest of these ultra patriotic groups who care more about shoving the flag down everyones throat will come crawling out of tyhe woodwork saying "Our poor veterans need help". Actually, they are saying "We need more money for lobbyists in Washington pushing for the contracts for more memorials."
  • by me Location: nc on Mar 24, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    here we go again...wonder what excuses people will come up with for this guy?
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