Lab: 'Unauthorized visitors' spur LANL firings

Posted at: 11/29/2012 10:42 AM
By: The Associated Press

 LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Officials say five members of the Los Alamos National Laboratory security force were fired because of "unauthorized visitors" at the shooting range.

The Los Alamos Monitor reports that the lab said Wednesday that the unauthorized visitors were allowed access to the shooting range and allowed to "operate a variety of firearms." Lab officials say news of the visitors was discovered when it received information from an anonymous source.

Five employees of the lab security force, known as Securing Our Country, were fired earlier this month for "inappropriate behavior" at Technical Area 72. Names of the former employees have not been released.

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