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UPDATE: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base lockdown cleared

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (WDTN) - The lockdown at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio has been lifted, according to media outlets.

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that officials have given an all-clear to base personnel, advising the threat has passed.

However, people are still being asked to stay clear of the medical center, where a man reportedly barricaded himself on the fourth floor earlier.

Police from across the area were called to base Thursday at about 12:40 p.m. when an active shooter was reported.

SWAT teams and the Columbus Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Exposives responded, as well as local and state law enforcement.

Base officials ordered a lockdown at about 1 p.m. and employees were told to shelter in place.

At shortly before 3 p.m., the WPAFB official Twitter said there was no active shooter.

The base also released this statement on Twitter:

 


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