False Alarm at Wright-Patterson AF: no shooter on base, training exercise

August 02, 2018 - 2:05 pm

According to Wright Patterson AFB, there was no real-world active shooter on base, Thursday.

Earlier this afternoon, the official base Twitter account stated that the police were are responding to a reported active shooter at 12:40pm.

According to a WPAFB tweet, an "unknown individual called 911 believing there was a real-world incident occurring." After investigating the incident further, security forces found there was no real threat and declared the scene safe.

Acording to The Dayton Daily News, an alert went out to base personnel saying, “Emergency responders are enroute.  All WPAFB Gates are Closed. All personnel take cover. Limit all communication to emergency use only."

Emergency personnel and AFT responded to an incident around 12:40pm in building 830, of the Wright-Patt Hospital on base.

The incident occurred during a normal and routine active shooter training exercise at a separate location.

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