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Ohio NASA Facility Locked Down, Reports of Gunman

Spokesperson will not confirm whether gunman is involved
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 5, 2010 9:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – A sprawling NASA research center next to Cleveland's airport is under lockdown amid reports of a possible gunman. NASA Glenn Research Center spokeswoman Sally Harrington wouldn't say whether police were checking for a gunman but she says the complex was placed under "complete lockdown" this morning.

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The center is located at the edge of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport along the Cleveland-Brook Park border. Brook Park police withheld details on how they were handling the situation; Cleveland police say they aren't involved. The research center has more than 3,400 employees and contract workers. An airport spokewoman says its operations are unaffected. (Read more NASA stories.)

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