Update: All-Clear at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio
Update as of 4:30 p.m. ET:
Officials stated there was no active shooter at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 2.
Col. Tom Sherman, installation commander, 88th Air Base Wing, told local outlet WHIO: “Everyone is safe.”
The incident there was not a real active shooter incident, he told the station, without elaborating.
Emergency responders went to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 2 amid reports of an active shooter.
“At approximately 12:40 p.m., base emergency responders (security forces, fire department) responded to a reported Active Shooter incident at the base hospital,” the base wrote on Twitter. “Base personnel have been directed to shelter in place until the incident is investigated.”
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
— Wright-Patterson AFB (@WrightPattAFB) August 2, 2018
“We’re hearing reports that someone may be barricaded inside the hospital, according to emergency dispatch traffic,” WHIO reported. People were escorted out of buildings by people wearing camouflage uniforms.
On Twitter, the Air Force base also tweeted: “At approximately 12:40 p.m. today, base emergency responders, including security forces and fire department, responded to a reported incident in building 830, the Wright-Patt Hospital.”
It added: “There are no additional details at this time. Information will be released as it is available.”
Base officials also wrote that “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.”
Wright State University temporarily went into lockdown after alerts were sent out. The university later tweeted they were told the incident was “contained.”
Update at 1:33 p.m. — We have been told the incident has been contained. Continue to refer to your local news for further updates. https://t.co/DFwiM5QqPe
— Wright State University (Dayton, OH) (@wrightstate) August 2, 2018
WHIO reported that the FBI is on the scene. Other details about the incident are not clear.
This is a developing story.