A US Air Force base in the midwestern state of Ohio was in lockdown late Thursday following reports of an active shooter.
Wright-Patterson Air Force base, just east of Dayton, Ohio, went into lockdown at about 9:25 pm (0125 GMT Friday), the 88th Air Base Wing, based at Wright-Patterson, mentioned on Twitter.
At that time “emergency responders responded to a report of an active shooter in the National Air and Space Intelligence Center in Area A at WPAFB.
At approximately 9:25pm, emergency responders responded to a report of an active shooter in the National Air and Space Intelligence Center in Area A at WPAFB. Security Forces are currently sweeping the building. The base is on lockdown. More info to be provided when available.
— 88th Air Base Wing (@WrightPattAFB) September 10, 2021
“Security Forces are at present sweeping the constructing. The base is on lockdown.”
According to local WHIOTV, the base’s giant loudspeakers blared out the message of “Lockdown Lockdown Lockdown” at intervals so loudly that it could be heard outside the base.
“We fully grasp there are issues and concerns. Our initially priority is to shield our folks,” officials tweeted.