The shooter was reportedly spotted in the recently completed National Air and Space Intelligence Center building. The 88th Air Base Wing confirmed that there was an ongoing incident in a post to its Twitter account. “At approximately 9:25pm, emergency responders responded to a report of an active shooter in the National Air and Space Intelligence Center in Area A at WPAFB,” they wrote.
“Security Forces are currently sweeping the building. The base is on lockdown.”
In video clips on social media, announcements over the tannoy can be heard telling people that a lockdown was in force.
People living within a mile of the base heard the repeating alarm which says: “Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.”
US journalist Bryn Caswell said that no injuries had been as yet reported.
������: Active Shooter at Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Base officials confirm they have received several reports of shots being fired in the base They have just announced the base is on lockdown officials are asking everyone to take shelter in place
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts)
A second sweep of the NASIC building is now taking place.
The first search took two hours to complete. Lockdown remains in force.