Reports of an active shooter sent emergency services to the hospital at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio on Thursday afternoon.
A spokesman for the base confirmed on Twitter that base the emergency services, including the security services and the fire department responded to an incident in a building at the foot of the hospital around 12:40 p.m. local time.
At approximately 12:40 hours today, base emergency services, including the armed forces and the fire department responded to a notice in the building 830, the Wright-Patt Hospital. There are no additional details at this time. Information will be released as soon as it is available
— Wright-Patterson AFB (@WrightPattAFB) August 2, 2018
No additional information available.
Local media reported that an alert is sent to base personnel asking them to take cover, according to the Dayton Daily News.
#BREAKING: Active shooter reported at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hospital https://t.co/TZpQ5PzgGN pic.twitter.com/BDcjOJ65LM
— Morgan Saxton (@KUTVMorgan) August 2, 2018
“The emergency services are on their way. All WPAFB Gates are Closed. All personnel take cover. Limit all communication for use in emergencies only,” said the alert.
The Wright State University and near schools temporarily went into lockdown after the first warnings went out. About 20 minutes after the warning is issued, the university tweeted that they were told that the incident had been “contained.”
Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown in a statement on Twitter after the reports ask for the prayer of the community.
“People who join us in the keep of the first responders, Wright-Patt staff and the entire Dayton community in our thoughts as we pray for the safety of everyone involved,” he wrote.
You can join us in the keep of the first responders, Wright-Patt staff and the entire Dayton community in our thoughts as we pray for the safety of everyone involved. https://t.co/rVVAZhqu2W
— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) August 2, 2018
The base was planned to hold quarterly base-wide exercises from July 30 to Aug. 3, the Dayton Daily News reported.
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Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang