UPDATE: All clear given after possible active shooter situation at Ohio Air Force base

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Law enforcement has given the “all clear” at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Employees no longer have to shelter in place. 

The Air Force Base says “there was no real world active shooter incident.” 

Someone called 911, believing there was an active shooter at the base hospital.

Law enforcement swept the hospital and cleared the scene. 


Police from across the area have called to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio on Thursday for a possible active shooter situation.

Base officials NewsChannel 9 affiliate WDTN the base is on lockdown and employees have been told to shelter in place.

The base was placed on lock-down around 12:40 pm after a reported incident in building 830, the Wright-Patt Hospital. WDTN later confirmed from a law enforcement source that a man has barricaded himself on the fourth floor of the base hospital.

No other details were immediately available.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and local police were sending personnel to the base.

The sprawling base is near Dayton in southwest Ohio.

This is a developing story.

NewsChannel 9 will have more information as it becomes available. 

Wright-Patterson AFB@WrightPattAFB

At approximately 12:40 p.m., base emergency responders (security forces, fire department) responded to a reported Active Shooter incident at the base hospital.

Base personnel have been directed to shelter in place until the incident is investigated

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Wright-Patterson AFB@WrightPattAFB

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

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