Law enforcement is responding to reports of an active shooter at McGhee Tyson airbase in Tennessee, the sheriff's spokesman said.
A student on the base saw someone with a rifle and reported it, Lieutenant Colonel Travers Hurst said as quoted by WVLT News.
No injuries have been reported so far, the Tennessee National Guard says on Twitter.
“Tenn. Nat. Guard security personnel are currently working w/state and federal law enforcement at McGhee Tyson Air Base on reports of suspicious activity. There are no reports of injuries. Situation is developing and more information will be released as it becomes available.”— Tenn. National Guard (@TNMilitaryDept) January 15, 2020
According to Travis Dorman, a reporter with Knoxnews, the base is currently on lockdown and there is a large police presence in the area.
I’m standing outside McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Alcoa, TN, which was locked down after someone reported seeing a suspicious person with a rifle. NO confirmed reports of shots fired. There’s a large police presence, with multiple armored vehicles going in the gates. pic.twitter.com/BPTRJL2MJl— Travis Dorman (@travdorman) January 15, 2020
McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base is a joint military facility located at McGhee Tyson Airport. It is home to the 134th Air Refuelling Wing. The base is located approximately 16 south of the central business district of Knoxville, near Alcoa, in Blount County, Tennessee, United States. In 1952-1960 it was the site of McGhee Tyson Air Force Base.
There are no flight delays at this time, spokeswoman for McGhee Tyson Airport Becky Huckabee said.
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