Davis-Monthan lockdown overPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Davis-Monthan Air Force Base went into lockdown Friday amid reports that a gunman had been spotted.
The security situation at the base has since eased.
The Arizona Republic reported that an armed civilian barricaded in a room on the base. Reportedly no hostages were taken and no shots fired.
Police closed Golf Links between Craycroft and Swan along the north side of DM late Friday afternoon creating s
The Tucson Police Department confirmed its SWAT and Bomb Squad were staged "near" Davis-Monthan.
Fox 11 crews reported seeing a long stream of cars exiting DMAFB at Craycroft gate. It was the first large exit since the lockdown started shortly before noon Friday.
While there were reports of "multiple shots fired," Tech. Sgt. J. Russell Martin with DMAFB Public Affairs said no shots have been fired and nobody was hurt. That information conflicts with earlier reports that one person might have been wounded.
"Reports of suspicious activity have caused DM officials to declare a higher state of security," Martin said in an email to media outlets.
Personnel on the base tweeted that they had been warned to stay inside and away from windows.
DM Spokesperson Sgt. James Martin said they had unconfirmed reports of a gunman on base and that the security was stepped up merely as a precaution.
Tucson Fire Department earlier confirmed that crews responded to a shooting call at DMAFB.
TFD says it dispatched two medic units, two fire suppression trucks, one battalion chief and one captain to DMAFB on shooting reports.
Fire tucks and ambulances were seen entering Davis-Monthan from the Craycroft gate.
Martin said an ambulance was called for a woman who was experiencing difficulty with her pregnancy.
Two schools located on the base were on lockdown, as well. Like the base lockdown, the security measures at the school were a precaution.
Those security precautions will remain in place until, "we're sure everyone is safe and secure," said Sgt. Martin.
Davis-Monthan is adjacent to the Pima Air & Space Museum and the "boneyard" for old military and government airplanes that is a popular destination for aviation enthusiasts.