Security Incident Has Air Force Base on Lockdown

Witness says there's a shooter at shopping center on the California base
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 14, 2017 6:48 PM CDT
Courtesy photo of Travis Air Force Base, which was put on lockdown Wednesday.   (Travis Air Force Base)

(Newser) – Travis Air Force Base northeast of San Francisco is locked down due to what the base calls a security incident, the AP reports. The base issued a security alert shortly after 3:30pm Wednesday asking people to shelter in place and to lock doors and windows. Marie Lowe, a civilian who answered the phone at the base's public affairs office, says details are sketchy and officials are investigating because they don't know exactly what is going on. A witness tells CBS Sacramento there's an active shooter at a shopping center on the base.

Base officials asked on Facebook for the public to stay away to ensure emergency responders can do their work. The lockdown comes on the same day that the base had been conducting security lockdown exercises, but officials say the incident is real and not part of the drill. (Read more Air Force stories.)

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