A US Air Force base was placed on lockdown on Thursday night as a reported active shooter was being hunted.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base confirmed that shortly before 9:30pm "emergency responders" arrived at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) to search for "an active shooter."
"Security Forces are currently sweeping the building," according to base officials.
"The base is on lockdown."
The building they are searching is No. 856, which is located in the NASIC area of the base, WHIO reports.
The base then submitted an update confirming safety was top priority.
"We understand there are concerns and questions," officials reported.
"Our first priority is to protect our people.
"All of our military and civilian employees are trained to quickly assess the situation and take appropriate action."
Social media posted video footage purportedly taken at the base by @perroamarill0 shows a building with a voice on an overhead speaker repeating "Lockdown. Lockdown."
A heavy law enforcement presence was witnessed shortly after the lockdown order was announced, reporter Bryn Caswell tweeted.
An off-base resident located five minutes away chimed in online to say she could hear the "Lockdown" announcement.
She said police informed her that if she can hear the "lockdown" warning she should "lockdown."
"I live within five minutes from the area the active shooter," she wrote.
"We can hear 'lockdown' over the intercoms.
"I spoke with police over phone at base there is an active shooter I was told if I can hear intercoms to lockdown."
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