All clear given at Ohio Air Force Base after reports of active shooter

Active shooter reported at hospital in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Posted at 2:30 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 11:26:36-04

DAYTON, OH (FOX19) - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has given an all-clear to base personnel after an active shooter was reported on Thursday, officials said.  

A lockdown is still in place at the medical center, and people are being asked to stay away from the area. 

An alert was sent to all personnel and the base was placed in lockdown. 

The ATF Columbus Field Division is responding to the base near Dayton, Oh, to assist.  

There is no word on any injuries at this time.  

Montgomery County Coroner's Office told WDTN as of 2 p.m. they have not been called to the scene. 

Base officials posted that a investigation is underway.

"Our first priority in any emergency incident is to protect the men and women at Wright-Patt. Our base security forces defenders and fire department personnel are trained to quickly assess situations and take necessary action. An investigation is under way," a tweet reads. 

Officials said the base was scheduled to hold an exercise, however it’s not known if it is connected to this afternoon’s incident.

The base has over 27,000 military, civilian and contractors employees.

The base covers more than 8,000 acres of land and provides operational support for more than 100 associate units located at Wright-Patterson, according to their website

No other details were immediately available.

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