No 'Real World Active Shooter Incident' At Ohio Air Force Base
DAYTON, Ohio - The Associated Press reports there was "no real world active shooter incident" at an Ohio Air Force base Thursday. The base Tweeted that someone mistook a training drill for a real active shooter.
A 911 caller believed there was a real threat, and security forces responded, according to the base. During the sweep of the hospital, a first responder fired a gun to open a door that was locked.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base first stated via Twitter that they were responding to "a reported incident" at about 12:40 p.m. EDT Thursday. The incident was centered at the Air Force base’s hospital, near Dayton, Ohio.
The base’s public affairs office said the base was on lockdown and that personnel were told to shelter in place.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Ohio State Highway Patrol and local police were some of the agencies called to the base.
At approximately 12:40 p.m., base emergency responders (security forces, fire department) responded to a reported Active Shooter incident at the base hospital.— Wright-Patterson AFB (@WrightPattAFB) August 2, 2018
Base personnel have been directed to shelter in place until the incident is investigated
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-Patterson AFB (@WrightPattAFB) August 2, 2018
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. There are no additional details at this time. Information will be released as it is available— Wright-Patterson AFB (@WrightPattAFB) August 2, 2018
The Ohio State Highway Patrol and local police were sent personnel to the base.