Reports of ‘active shooter’ prompt lockdown at US Air Force base in Ohio (VIDEO)

Security forces have responded to reports of an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force base located just east of Dayton, Ohio. The base was put under lockdown as the servicemen were combing through the area.

“At approximately 9:25pm, emergency responders responded to a report of an active shooter in the National Air and Space Intelligence Center” at the airbase, the 88th Air Base Wing said in a tweet on Thursday night, adding that “Security Forces are currently sweeping the building” and that “the base is on lockdown.”

Footage circulating online purported to capture a loudspeaker at the base warning servicemen the facility was being placed on lockdown, with one local resident claiming she could hear the alert from her apartment nearby, also sharing a brief clip.

While officials have released few other details so far, base spokesman Bob Purtiman told local media the situation is still “evolving” and that authorities were still investigating the reports of a shooter.


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