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Active shooter reported at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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There are reports of an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at the base hospital, according to an alert sent to base personnel.

We’re hearing reports that someone may be barricaded inside the hospital, according to emergency dispatch traffic.

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TRAFFIC AROUND WPAFB: Patrol closing Route 844 at North Fairfield Road

The FBI is reportedly on the scene right now, according to dispatch reports.

“Emergency responders are enroute.  All WPAFB Gates are Closed.  All personnel take cover.  Limit all communication to emergency use only,” according to the alert.

“At approximately 12:40 p.m. today our base emergency responders which included security forces and fire department personnel reported to an incident in building 830, which is the Wright-Patterson hospital. No additional details are available at this time and info will be released as it becomes available,” said Marie Vanover, director of public affairs at Wright Patt.

Emergency dispatch reports indicated deputies and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were shutting down Ohio 844 at North Fairfield Road.

The base was scheduled to hold quarterly basewide exercises from July 30 to Aug. 3, however it’s unclear what role that could be playing in this afternoon’s incident.

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Speakers on the base are asking people to stay where they are at.

The military medical center is located on base and has more than 4,000 annual admissions, according to its license.

Nearby Wright State University said the incident poses no threat to campus.

We’ve reached out to local hospitals to see if they have received any patients from the base connected to this incident.

UPDATE @ 1:01 p.m.:

There are reports of an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at the base hospital, according to an alert sent to base personnel.

“Emergency responders are enroute.  All WPAFB Gates are Closed.  All personnel take cover.  Limit all communication to emergency use only,” according to the alert.

Scanner reports indicated a shooter may be barricaded inside the hospital.

INITIAL REPORT:

We’re hearing reports of police activity at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in the area of the medical center.

A statewide request for police personnel from the area being requested to the base, according to initial reports.

Base officials said something is occurring on base, however could not disclose any details.

 

 

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