US Air Force base on lockdown as ‘shooter storms centre’ and security sweeps in

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been locked down following reports of an active shooter.

Base officials said there are reports of an active shooter in building 856, which is located in the NASIC area.

The lockdown was reported around 9.20pm local time, as security forces are currently sweeping the building.

According to a Facebook and Twitter post from the 88th Air Base Wing, the entire base is on lockdown.

It wrote: "At approximately 9:25pm, emergency responders responded to a report of an active shooter in the National Air and Space Intelligence Center in Area A at WPAFB.

"Security Forces are currently sweeping the building. The base is on lockdown. More info to be provided when available."

People living nearby, even as far as a mile, can hear the alert message being broadcast.

A video on social media reveals it says: "Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base."

Reporter Chelsea Sick said a spokesperson also confirmed the situation.

She wrote: "I just received a text from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base public affairs personnel that states "Yes, there is a report of an active shooter and the base is on lockdown, more info will be provided when received."

"We have crews headed to the scene."

Wright-Patterson is a National Air and Space Intelligence Center.

Dayton police have been spotted at the scene.

A clip posted online shows several officers at the front of the base.

One person has said her husband works at the centre, but was on the late shift and managed to make it home safe.

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There are currently no updates on whether any person has been injured in the reported shooting incident.

Police are yet to make an official statement.

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