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'All-clear' given after Wright-Patterson Air Force Base locked down amid reports of active shooter

Security forces were conducting sweeps at Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base late Thursday after reports of an active shooter but within hours an “all-clear” was given, according to reports. 

Security officers see outside Wright-Patterson Air Force Base . (WRGT)

Security officers see outside Wright-Patterson Air Force Base . (WRGT)

The all-clear was reported over the base’s loudspeaker public address system more than four hours after two people reported hearing shots fired, according to FOX 8 in Cleveland. 

The entire base was on lockdown, but emergency responders focused on the base’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center in Area A, according to a tweet from the 88th Air Base Wing. 

The base’s loudspeaker could be heard from outside the base saying, “Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown,” according to WHIO.com.


Wright-Patterson is Ohio’s largest single-site employer with more than 27,000 civilian employees and military personnel, The Associated Press reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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