According to the Ft. Hood Press Center, a soldier who had recently returned from a mission in West Africa battling the Ebola virus has been found dead in his off-post apartment.  Hazmat crews are on the scene.

The Ft. Hood Press Center released the following statement:

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials are working with the Killeen, Texas, police department on the death of a Fort Hood Soldier who recently returned from West Africa.

The soldier had recently returned on emergency leave and was under established guidelines to self-monitor himself twice-a-day and report his status to medical officials.

At this point, there is no indication of the Ebola virus disease, but medical tests are underway to ensure there is no threat to the community.

Additional information will be release as it becomes available. The incident remains under investigation.


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Our news partner, News Channel 10, is reporting the man was found dead in the front yard by neighbors.  Army officials, the Justice of the Peace and first responders were on-scene in addition to the hazmat crews.

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