Authorities are investigating a shooting at an air force base in Ohio: all-clear has been given but surveillance continues.
Marie Vanover, the director of public affairs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), said that authorities were called around 12:40PM after an incident at the base hospital, building 830. The medical center has more than 4000 annual admissions, according to its license. Vanover added, “No additional details are available at this time and info will be released as it becomes available.”
At 1:33PM, officials from Wright State University tweeted out that the situation had been contained. At around 2PM, it was revealed that Officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to reports of a shooting at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The base was scheduled to hold quarterly exercises, and officials suspected that might have something to do with the reported disturbances.
At 2:25PM, emergency dispatch suggested someone might be barricaded inside the hospital. People were seen being evacuated from the building with their hands up by other personnel in camouflage uniforms. Base officials did not confirm whether there had been a shooting at this point.
At 2:40PM, an all clear was given to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base personnel. While the alert stated that the threat had passed, people are still being asked to steer clear of the medical center where the original disturbance was reported.
We will continue to update this article as more information is revealed.
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