JACKSONVILLE, AR - More than four hours after a lockdown was issued at the Little Rock Airforce Base (LRAFB) on reports of a suspicious individual, it has been lifted.
A message was sent out over loud speakers on the base that said, "all clear, threat has passed."
After an exhaustive search in order to locate this suspicious individual, that person was never found.
Here's the official news release on the incident from LRAFB officials:
Update (2:51 p.m.)
JACKSONVILLE, AR - More than three hours after a lockdown went into effect on the Little Rock Air Force Base it is still in place.
At 2:15 this afternoon, LRAFB posted the following on Twitter:
The lockdown is still in effect. Any changes will be announced through official base channels. The base gates remain closed at this time.
Shortly afterward, Reporter David Goins tweeted that base security was allowing those who were in process of leaving when the lockdown started to do so.
A retired military vet we spoke to on the phone described the situation as "very out of the ordinary."
We have also learned that the Little Rock Airport is taking C-130's (military aircraft) while the LRAFB is locked down. Currently there are three on the ground, and three more could be landing.
Original Story (12:13 p.m.)
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, AR - The base is on lockdown as of 11:45 a.m. this morning in the interest of protecting all base members and resources from a suspicious individual.
Emergency personnel are responding to the scene. For safety purposes, base gates are closed at this time.
Further details will be provided as they become available.
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