The Latest: Officials say base lockdown done as precaution

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Posted: Jan 23, 2017 4:22 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a lockdown at an Air Force base in Arizona.

2:15 p.m.

Officials say they locked down an Arizona Air Force base as a precaution after a service member reported hearing what sounded like gunshots near aircraft operations.

The lockdown at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson lasted nearly two hours Monday while security searched the area and didn't turn up any problems.

The Air Force says an investigation is ongoing and the base is all clear.

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11:50 a.m.

Officials say Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Arizona is no longer on lockdown.

The base said Monday on its Twitter account that all personnel were free to resume work after the nearly two-hour lockdown was prompted by unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds.

Officials sent an email to personnel shortly after 10 a.m. MST with the word "LOCKDOWN" written three times in all-caps, followed by an alert of an "active shooter."

They later said in a news release that reports of gunshot sounds were unconfirmed.

About 10,500 people work on the base.

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10:40 am.

Monthan Air Force base in Arizona was on lockdown Monday after unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds.

Officials posted on the base Facebook page that people should seek shelter.

A charter school for grades 6 to 12 said on its Twitter account that it's not allowing anyone to enter or leave the school.

Tucson police said they had not been asked to assist.

No further information was available.

The Tucson base is home to the 355th Fighter Wing, which provides training and deploys the A-10 jet.

About 6,500 active duty military and 1,000 Reserve and Air National Guard personnel work on the base, along with about 3,000 civilians.

.Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Arizona was on lockdown Monday after unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds.

Officials posted on the base Facebook page that people should seek shelter.

A charter school for grades 6 to 12 said on its Twitter account that it's not allowing anyone to enter or leave the school.

Tucson police said they had not been asked to assist.

No further information was available.

The Tucson base is home to the 355th Fighter Wing, which provides training and deploys the A-10 jet.

About 6,500 active duty military and 1,000 Reserve and Air National Guard personnel work on the base, along with about 3,000 civilians.

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