DAYTON, Ohio – An Air Force base in Ohio said that there is not an active shooter incident Thursday, several hours after authorities in armored vehicles and unmarked cars swarmed the base amid reports of a shooter its medical center.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, said in a statement that someone called 911 during a training in an active shooter scenario at a separate location. The caller thought there was a incident that has occurred within the base hospital, sending security forces to the scene where they began to search the entire hospital, ” the statement said.
While trying to get inside a closed door, a security team member shot his firearm to open the door, ” the statement said.
Wright-Patterson tweeted that emergency units responded to a “message” around 12:40 pm, An hour later, they said that it’s a reported active shooter incident and staff were instructed to shelter in place on the sprawling base.
Video from outside the hospital showed service members and others outside of the building later in the afternoon. Some had their hands in the air.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said via Twitter was among several agencies to respond.
The local police directed traffic away from the base, which is Ohio’s largest single-site employer with more than 27,000 civilian employees and military personnel. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the local police also had officers at the base.
The base was the place where the Dayton peace Accords were concluded in 1995, an international peace agreement that ended the war in Bosnia.