No active shooter found at Lackland AFB after base went into lockdown

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Madalyn Mendoza

San Antonio Express-News

Update 3: 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.

Update 2: 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.

Personnel outside of the cordoned area have been released, but the Valley Hi gate remains closed. JBSA is asking people to keep the area clear and is saying the base is working with SAPD “to ensure a safe environment.”

Update 1: 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.

Original story continues below:

An active shooter alert was issued for Lackland Air Force Base on Tuesday, June 14, at 9:51 a.m.

According to the military base, the alert was prompted by gunshots heard off base near Joint Base San Antonio. A second alert message sent at 10:06 a.m. says all facilities in the South West area of Valley Hi and Trueemper should implement lockdown procedures immediately and take cover.

According to base personnel who shared tweets surrounding the situation, text alerts were issued telling employees to lockdown.

The story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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