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Active shooter reported at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio

Posted at 2:10 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 14:17:08-04

DAYTON, Ohio — Federal authorities say they’re responding to reports of an active shooter at an Air Force base in Ohio, and the base is on lockdown.

Security forces and other emergency responders are outside the hospital at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said via Twitter it’s among several agencies responding to reports of an active shooter.

Wright-Patterson sent a tweet saying it was responding to “a reported incident.”

Stacey Geiger in the base’s public affairs office said the base was on lockdown but she had no other information to release.

Local police were directing traffic away from the base.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and local police also had officers at the base that has about 27,000 civilian employees and military personnel.

So far, the base has tweeted the following:

“At approximately 12:40 p.m., base emergency responders (security forces, fire department) responded to a reported Active Shooter incident at the base hospital.

Base personnel have been directed to shelter in place until the incident is investigated

Our first priority in any emergency incident is to protect the men and women at Wright-Patt. Our base security forces defenders and fire department personnel are trained to quickly assess situations and take necessary action. An investigation is under way.”