DAYTON, Ohio — Authorities called the all-clear at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base early Friday morning after locking down the facility for a report of an active shooter Thursday night.
A tweet from the 88th Air Base Wing said emergency crews responded to the base just before 9:30 p.m., at which point security forces swept the National Air and Space Intelligence Center in Area A.
At approximately 9:25pm, emergency responders responded to a report of an active shooter in the National Air and Space Intelligence Center in Area A at WPAFB. Security Forces are currently sweeping the building. The base is on lockdown. More info to be provided when available.— 88th Air Base Wing (@WrightPattAFB) September 10, 2021
Upon their sweep of the base, investigators did not identify a threat after two individuals earlier had reported hearing a gunshot somewhere on the grounds, according to officials at the facility.
Whether it was a gunshot the witnesses heard had not been confirmed later Friday morning.
Roughly 100 people were evacuated from the facility, but no one was injured during the incident.