Fort Bliss soldier shot after allegedly pointing handgun at military police

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Cars wait to enter Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, in 2014.

Cars wait to enter Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, in 2014.

Fort Bliss military police shot and wounded a soldier who allegedly pointed a handgun at officers during a confrontation early Tuesday on the Army post.

The shooting occurred after military police responded to a report of a disturbance just past midnight, Fort Bliss officials said in a statement.

"Upon arrival, the subject presented an armed direct threat to law enforcement by allegedly pointing a handgun at Military Police officers and was shot," Fort Bliss said in a statement.

The soldier was assigned to the 1st Armored Division and was hospitalized at an El Paso hospital, officials said. No other injuries were reported.

The soldier's handgun was recovered, authorities said. The soldier's family has been notified.

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the incident. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.

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