Reports: Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire on Lockdown

July 2, 2019 Updated: July 2, 2019

Police and other emergency services in New Hampshire are responding after reports emerged of an active shooter at Pease Air National Guard Base near Portsmouth, it was reported.

The base was placed on lockdown.

Officers were called on July 2 after possible shots were heard at the facility, BNO News reported.

There is no confirmation of a shooting.

There have been no reports of injuries.

“A loudspeaker at Pease Air National Guard Base is currently sounding ‘lockdown’ every 30 seconds or so,” reporter Hadley Barndollar said. “Front gate is locked and cars are not being allowed in. Local and state police seen entering base.”

Other details about the incident are not clear.

The base was placed on lockdown around 11:22 a.m., Fosters.com reported.

It comes as Vice President Mike Pence’s plane was called back to Washington after he was scheduled to go to New Hampshire.

“Something came up that required the @VP to remain in Washington, DC. It’s no cause for alarm,” spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said on Twitter. “He looks forward to rescheduling the trip to New Hampshire very soon.”

He was slated to address a forum in the state about the opioid crisis.

“There’s been an emergency callback,” Randy Gentry, a representative from Pence’s office, told reporters, according to the New York Post. “The vice president was asked to return to Washington so at this time we’re going to cancel today’s event.”

It’s not clear if the Pence plane incident and the base lockdown are connected.

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