Man barricades himself on 4th floor of hospital at Air Force Base


Police from across the area have called to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. 

It appears Wright-Patterson has given the all-clear, though they are telling people to stay away from the medical center.

Traffic is slowly being allowed to pass through the area.

A Captain with the Dayton Police Department says he has been told there are no injuries reported as of now.

Several SWAT teams are on scene as of 2:37.

Governor John Kasich tweeted about the situation just after 2:30:

Congressman Mike Turner talked with 2 NEWS briefly, saying that his “heart sank” when he heard of the situation. He says that the community has been showing a progressive response to the incident.

Wright-Patterson tweeted about the situation at 1:58:

Senator Rob Portman tweeted a comment about the situation:

ATF Columbus Field Division tweeted just before 11 am that they were responding to Wright-Patt for reports of an active shooter.

A worker at the hospital says there was an active shooter drill this afternoon, which concluded minutes before the situation began.

Montgomery County Coroner’s Office says they have NOT been called to the base as of 2 pm.

Base officials tell 2 NEWS the base is on lockdown and employees have been told to shelter in place.

2 NEWS has confirmed from a law enforcement source that a man has barricaded himself on the fourth floor of the base hospital.

WPAFB posted on its Twitter page Thursday that emergency personnel responded to “a reported incident.”



The base was placed on lock-down around 1:00 pm. It is not known why the alert was sent to base personnel.

2 NEWS is working to learn more about this developing story.

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