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BREAKING: Tennessee airbase is on lockdown over unconfirmed reports of an active shooter

  • Police are responding to a situation at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base
  • A student on the base reported seeing someone with a gun, according to reports
  • ‘There are no reports of injuries and the situation is developing’, officials say 
  • Images from the scene show Tennessee State Troopers blocking entrances
  • McGhee Tyson Airport is not thought to have been affected by the lockdown 

A Tennessee airbase was placed on lockdown Wednesday over unconfirmed reports of an active shooter. 

Police are said to be responding to a situation at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base. 

Lt. Col. Travers Hurst told WCTV student on the base reported seeing someone with a gun. 

There are currently no reports of any injuries. The base is home to the 134th Air Refueling Wing.

Police are said to be responding to a situation at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base

A student on the base reported seeing someone with a gun, according to reports. 'There are no reports of injuries and the situation is developing', officials say

A student on the base reported seeing someone with a gun, according to reports. ‘There are no reports of injuries and the situation is developing’, officials say

McGhee Tyson Airport is not thought to have been affected by the lockdown

McGhee Tyson Airport is not thought to have been affected by the lockdown

The Tennessee National Guard tweeted shortly before midday local time: ‘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.’

Images from the scene show Tennessee State Troopers blocking the entrance to the base. 

McGhee Tyson Airport is not thought to have been affected by the lockdown.  

The Tennessee National Guard tweeted shortly before midday local time

The Tennessee National Guard tweeted shortly before midday local time

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