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No threat found at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base after reported active shooter

Posted at 10:31 PM, Sep 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-10 13:33:38-04

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.

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.