FBI search for man who opened fire at Tenn. nuclear plant

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by Nicole Harrell

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 22 at 12:59 PM

(WHAS11) -- The search is on for the person who exchanged fire with a security guard at an east Tennessee nuclear plant.

Officials at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant say early Sunday morning the guard noticed a boat near the plant, when the guard approached the boat the person inside started shooting. The guard called for back up but the boater took off .

The plant was then put on lockdown. The shooting happened about a quarter mile from the plant's protected area so the FBI is getting involved with the search.

The security guard was not hurt and after a thorough search government officials say there are no further security threats at the plant.
 

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