An active shooter situation was reported on Tuesday morning, just before 10 a.m. local time at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
The situation was announced via social media accounts linked to Joint Base San Antonio — a series of military bases located in San Antonio.
The base was temporarily placed on lockdown.
“Security forces and local law enforcement are currently responding to reports of gunshots heard off-base in the vicinity of Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland AFB,” a tweet read.
“As more information becomes available, we will provide updated information.”
The Sun reported that the shooting occurred outside of Lackland Air Force Base but that all base facilities were locked down.
A source on the base reached out to KSAT-TV, reporting that people on the base have been “urged to take cover.”
- At 10:26 a.m., the San Antonio Police Department reported that patrol officers are investigating a “shots fired” call off Medina Base Road, which is located outside of Lackland’s gate. SAPD says there is not an active shooter on base at this time and there is not a threat to the public. Officers are continuing their investigation. In a follow-up, SAPD said a call was received for shots fired at Cedarhurst Drive and Ferncroft, but no hits were reported.
- At 11:06 a.m., Joint Base San Antonio reiterated the report of the gunshots occurring off-base, but near Lackland. While there is not a threat to personnel, all facilities on Truemper Road, from Valley Hi to Carswell Avenue, remain locked down as security forces complete operations.
- At 12:18 p.m., JBSA announced that the Air Force Security Force and San Antonio law enforcement cleared the base at 11:35 a.m. All personnel were released from lockdown and returned to normal operations. Gates have also returned to a standard status.
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