BREAKING: Tennessee National Guard Base On Lockdown Over Active Shooter Report
Alcoa, TN – McGhee Tyson Air National Guard base has been placed on lockdown following reports of an active shooter.
The base went on lockdown after a report came in that someone was on base possibly armed with a rifle at approximately 12:10 a.m., WSMV reported.
Airbase Public Information Officer Lieutenant Colonel Travers Hurst said that the incident is an active shooting event, according to WATE.
Law enforcement officers are currently sweeping the area, and there have been no reports of injuries.
Tennessee National Guard Sergeant First Class William Jones labeled the incident as a "developing situation," according to the Associated Press.
UPDATE: The lockdown ended on Wednesday afternoon after investigators re-interviewed the student who initially reported having seen a suspicious person who was possibly carrying a weapon, WPSD reported.
"We now believe they didn’t see what they thought they saw,” Col. Hurst said. “Everyone is safe. There were no shots fired and no injuries.”
The National Guard said that more information will be released as it becomes available, WPSD reported.
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