MacDill Air Force Base Briefly Put on Lockdown Amid Gunshots Fired Near Facility - Reports

© Photo : U.S. Air Force/ Airman 1st Class Caleb NunezA KC -135 Stratotanker aircraft flies over MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., after a refueling mission Jan. 16, 2018
A KC -135 Stratotanker aircraft flies over MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., after a refueling mission Jan. 16, 2018 - Sputnik International
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Earlier, there were reports of a shooter at the military base, which is located southwest of Tampa, Florida. However, these reports were quickly dismissed by the police.

The US MacDill Air Force Base was briefly put on lockdown after local media outlets reported that gunshots had been heard in the vicinity of the base, WDBO-FM radio station, based in Orlando, reported on Friday.

Officials at the base previously confirmed to local press that the base was on lockdown, adding that gate traffic at the facility remains open.

​MacDill Air Force Base is an operational United States Air Force military facility located southwest of Tampa, Florida.

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