Ohio airbase closed for four hours after reports of armed attacker

Ohio airbase closed for four hours after reports of armed attacker

Faced with reports of the presence of a possible armed attacker, an air base in Ohio, USA remained closed for four hours. It was reopened after an inspection that was carried out during the early hours of this Friday.

The base in the state of Ohio closed at 9:25 p.m. Thursday while security forces inspected the three floors of the National Center for Air and Space Intelligence.

The commander of the center, colonel Patrick Miller told the local WHIOTV network that two people reported hearing a gunshot at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, prompting the search.

At the end of the night we found no threat,” Miller said.

The base announced on Twitter in the early morning that it received the go-ahead to reopen. Miller He said that about 100 people locked themselves in their rooms during the incident.

Speakers at the base announced the end of the shutdown, according to WHIOTV.

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